Soils & Agriculture

  • 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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  • How To Build a Composter

    Whether you have an abundance of lawn clippings or want to keep table scraps out of the landfill, you can easily turn waste into useful compost and help the environment in the process.

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