Soils & Agriculture

  • 2017 Policy Resolutions

    Resolutions Passed at the 2017 National Convention Izaak Walton League of America Solar Energy Protection Resolution There are many forms of energy that will be vital to the maintenance of sufficient energy supplies in the near future. Without them, energy shortages will reduce growth, increase hardships, and lead to political instability. Of these sources, one that has both immediate and long-term benefit to consumers and the environment is solar energy. Strongly supported by the federal government initially, solar power has recently come under attack at the state level by utility companies. Although there is some merit to their claims, the problems ...

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  • IWLA Welcomes New Agriculture Program Director

    Duane Hovorka joined the IWLA staff this week as our Agriculture Program director. As the League’s leader on agriculture issues, he will advocate for policies that conserve wetlands and other natural resources and promote sustainable agriculture.

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  • Policy Pulse: NRCS Allowed Prairie Pothole Drainage in North Dakota

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service office in North Dakota improperly changed its wetland conservation policy, which reduced the total acreage of wetlands eligible for protection in that state by an estimated 75 percent!

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  • Digging Into the Mining Debate

    Unless you spend your summers canoeing the Boundary Waters or live on the shores of Lake Superior, the term "sulfide-ore copper mining" may be a bit of a mystery to you. We have a quick primer on the mining process – and possible environmental impacts.

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  • Endowment: Native Prairie Restoration Project

    The League’s Red Cedar Chapter (Iowa) has embarked on an ambitious program to prepare and reseed more than five acres of the chapter’s property as a showcase for prairie restoration.

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