​Conservation

Senate and House Farm Bills Reflect Different Priorities

There are many programs in the Farm Bill that directly impact our soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife. But these five will have a huge impact on the health of America’s rivers, lakes, wetlands, and wildlife over the next five years.

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EPA Says Clean Water Rule Relies “Too Much” on Science

EPA recently declared that it had over-emphasized science in determining how to protect drinking water supplies, streams, and wetlands essential to fish and wildlife. When it comes to protecting the water we drink and habitat that affects the survival of fish and wildlife, the Izaak Walton League believes it’s impossible to rely too much on science.

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Lawsuit aims to prevent mining pollution near Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota

Today The Wilderness Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Izaak Walton League of America, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. to prevent sulfide-ore mining at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

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​Outdoor Recreation

National R3 Symposium: A Call to Action

Staff from state agencies, industry, and nonprofit groups have been working together for years on a comprehensive strategy to recruit, retain, and reactivate (R3) hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts. The League is uniquely positioned for all aspects of R3. The future is in our hands.

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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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Don’t Get Tangled Up in Fishing Line Litter

Fishing line can cause major problems for wildlife if it is not disposed of correctly. (Monofilament fishing line in particular is made to last: it takes roughly 600 years to decompose!) Monofilament recycling stations are easy to build and provide a place for fisherman to throw away used fishing line.

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