About Us

Who We Are

Over the past 100 years, the Izaak Walton League of America has been an extraordinary champion and defender of the nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. Through member-driven bottom-up governance, we're protecting outdoor America in communities across the country, while working strategically at the national level to win critical conservation battles.

Our Recent Work

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Montana Youth Win a Momentous Lawsuit on Climate Change

While the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Sackett v EPA decision spells bad news for wetlands and water quality nationwide, a ray of hope for conservation burst out of a Montana court on August 14. Held v Montana is a first-of-its kind victory for affirming the human right to a safe and livable climate system.

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The Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge: Forged by the Izaak Walton League

The early history of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the pivotal role of Izaak Walton League founder Will Dilg.

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News from the Missouri River Initiative: September 2023

This month on the Missouri River: the League comments on a new approach to pallid sturgeon recovery, Midwesterners enjoy the Missouri River Outdoor Expo, and invasive zebra mussels turn up in another lake.

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Three Things You Can Do Right Now

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Get the 100th Anniversary History Book

Available now: the much-anticipated special-edition book, Izaak Walton League of America: A Century of Conservation Leadership 1922-2022! This 250-plus-page softcover book is a look back at 100 years of League history in photographs. Garnered from a century of images in Outdoor America, the League’s archives and other sources, hundreds of photos not seen in decades come with captions highlighting historic people, places and events.

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From the online store, click "Books and Literature" on the left.

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Starting a Salt Watch Advocacy Campaign

If you would like to learn more about how to start a Salt Watch campaign in your community and help to protect freshwater from road salt pollution, please join us on Wednesday, October 11, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Central for a virtual workshop presentation! During the workshop, we will do a deep dive into our new Salt Watch Advocacy Campaign guide, learn about different applicator groups and how to approach them, and view case studies of individuals who made a difference by reducing road salt pollution in their communities!

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Stop Harmful Nitrate Pollution

Nitrate is a well-known and highly prevalent water pollutant with harmful impacts to human and environmental health. You can take action. Voice your support for clean water and call upon community leaders to address nitrate pollution in our surface waters and drinking water sources!

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Support Our Work

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Join the League

For more than 100 years, the Izaak Walton League has worked very effectively to achieve practical policies that balance conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Please help us find common-sense solutions to today's serious environmental problems.

Join the League as a national member to support our conservation and advocacy work.

Become a member

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Please Support Smart Conservation for the 21st Century

The Izaak Walton League’s 100th year milestone in 2022 provided a moment to remember our history of sweeping achievements since 1922. Now, we look ahead to new challenges. With your support, our next 100 years will be just as productive and effective in protecting the nation's woods, waters and wildlife.

Donate to the 2nd Century Campaign

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Get Anniversary Gear Before It's Gone

From the premiere of our anniversary video in January, to our very special convention in July, to the launch of a major new community science project in November, our 100th anniversary was truly an amazing celebration of the League's history. Don't miss your last chance to keep the memories alive: before the limited-edition centennial gear is gone, grab one of these reusable bags and fill it with T-shirts, caps, water bottles, playing cards, and other goodies you can enjoy for years to come.

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