Woods & Public Lands

  • Celebrating Our National Parks

    As the National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, the League celebrated what the national park system means to America. We shared the history of iconic parks, profiled some of the people who make our park system great, and found out why national parks are our country’s “best idea.”

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  • Caretakers of Our National Parks

    Our national parks, monuments, seashores, rivers, and historic sites are maintained, preserved, and even personified by the 22,000 employees and 221,000 volunteers who work at these public places. Get to know some of the people who work for the National Park Service.

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  • A Great Perspective on America’s “Best Idea”

    The League had the pleasure of chatting with writer/co-producer Dayton Duncan about “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” the documentary he worked on with filmmaker Ken Burns.

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  • An American Invention

    The national park system is more than America’s best idea – it’s the Declaration of Independence applied to our national landscape.

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  • 2016 Policy Resolutions

    Resolutions Passed at the 2016 National Convention Izaak Walton League of America Restore Chronic Wasting Disease Research Funding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is expanding into more areas every year. It affects cervids – any member of the deer family. It has expanded to 20 states and shows no signs of slowing this advance. This issue is being complicated by the proliferation of deer and the substantial economic costs associated with CWD. In recent years, the U.S. federal government has reduced funding for CWD research among cervids. Additional funding is critical to the further identification and remediation of this disease. The environmental ...

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