Who We Are

The Izaak Walton League is one of America’s oldest and most successful conservation organizations – and we are the only organization training, equipping, and coordinating volunteer water quality monitors on a national scale. These volunteers are the heart and soul of our common-sense conservation mission. Through member-driven bottom-up governance, the Izaak Walton League is protecting outdoor America in communities across the country, while working strategically at the national level to win critical conservation battles.

A Century of Conservation Success

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. Learn about our history of conservation leadership and how you can join us in our second century of success.

Learn about our first century of conservation leadership.

See milestones from our first hundred years.

Passage of the Clean Water Act

Learn about our vision for the next hundred years of conservation and outdoor recreation.

Our vision for the future


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News from the Missouri River Initiative: June 2022

This month on the Missouri River: a successful outdoor festival, League advocacy for conservation and outdoor recreation, and a few reminders for your holiday weekend.

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Agriculture Resilience Act

Outdoor Community Suggests Conservation Ideas for America's Farms

How farmers and ranchers steward their land has far-reaching consequences for all Americans. The Izaak Walton League hosted listening sessions with hunters, anglers, conservationists and farmland owners to gather ideas on how farm conservation programs can be improved.

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Virtual River Dove

Support Our Future

The Izaak Walton League of America’s 100th anniversary in 2022 is an opportunity to celebrate so many accomplishments and look to the future – to the League’s second century of leadership on conservation and outdoor recreation. With your support, our next 100 years will be just as bright.

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Support Our Work

Join the League

The Izaak Walton League doesn't take a "doom and gloom" approach to conservation. We work for practical solutions that balance conservation with sustainable use of natural resources. Want to help find common-sense solutions to today's environmental problems? Join the League as a national member to support our conservation and advocacy work.

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Make a Donation

Stand with us to defend outdoor America's future. Together, we can protect healthy natural resources, pristine landscapes and our outdoor traditions. Your gift helps to make this future a reality.

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Bison herd - credit Neal Herbert

Support Wildlife Conservation!

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is this year’s best chance for a historic conservation victory. The bill has just passed the House and is now in the Senate. Please take action right now: urge your Senators to vote for this common-sense approach to protecting at-risk species before they become endangered!

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