​Conservation

Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative: New Year, New Website

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (of which the League is a partner organization) is starting 2019 with a new website to help promote collaboration among water quality monitoring groups throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

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Road Salt and Stream Health

As the days get colder, many of us might think it’s time to put stream monitoring on hold until spring. But there is still work to be done! Each season presents specific threats to stream health. In winter, road salt can cause serious damage to water quality. That's why the League created the Winter Salt Watch campaign – to help volunteers measure salt levels in local streams and alert local agencies when they spot a problem.

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What's in YOUR Water? The importance of baseline data in monitoring water quality

America’s waterways often pay the price for “progress.” Whether it’s acid mine drainage, toxic algal blooms, dead zones, or fracking wastewater, contaminants wind up in our streams, rivers, and lakes as a result of what happens on land. How can we identify pollution problems and ensure water quality is restored? It starts with having a baseline for water quality.

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​Outdoor Recreation

Trump Administration Strips Clean Water Act Protections for America’s Streams and Wetlands

The Trump Administration would sweep away Clean Water Act protections for up to 60 percent of U.S. streams and 20 million acres of wetlands, putting them directly in the crosshairs of polluters.

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League Urges Congress To Act on Land and Water Conservation Fund

More than 200 hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation organizations and businesses – including the Izaak Walton League and 13 IWLA state divisions – urged federal lawmakers to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full, dedicated annual funding.

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Chronic Wasting Disease: The Evolving Challenge

There is no known treatment or cure for chronic wasting disease. Keeping deer and other cervid herds at an appropriate size for their habitat is the only way to limit the spread of CWD. This puts hunters on the front lines of the battle.

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