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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News from the Missouri River Initiative: March 2024

This month on the Missouri River: MRRIC reports on what they did last year, the Sioux Falls Chapter talks to kids about what they can do, and the Corps seeks to learn what they could do about sediment in the reservoirs.

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Hunting Reimagined: Expanding and Sustaining an Outdoor Tradition

Hunting plays a vital role in conservation by contributing to wildlife management and by providing most of the funding for national programs. But hunting participation has declined in recent decades. To turn around the trend, mentors suggest adopting non-hunters and introducing them to a broader view of what hunting can be.

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Agriculture Resilience Act

Nature for Everyone: People with Differing Abilities in the Great Outdoors

The Izaak Walton League is on a mission to connect the largest possible number of people to outdoor recreation. When one in four Americans has a disability, that means making recreation more accessible is a key priority. Read about how the League, disability advocates, and other allies are working to make nature inclusive for everyone.

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Three Things You Can Do Right Now

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Engaging with America’s Clean Water Protections

The laws that protect America’s water are crucial to our everyday lives, but they are constantly evolving. The good news? You can play a part in shaping their future. Join the Izaak Walton League’s Conservation Director, Jared Mott, and Agriculture Program Director, Kate Hansen, to learn more about the federal laws that protect clean water, including important updates and opportunities to get involved.

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Agriculture Resilience Act

2024 National Convention

At our 2024 convention, the League will focus on our historic mission to protect the nation’s great waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay, and discuss how we can take action today to secure a better future. We will also host a special event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the League’s 1924 achievement of establishing the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

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Join Nitrate Watch

Our Nitrate Watch community science program has just celebrated its first anniversary! Join the growing number of volunteers across the country who are working to address this water pollution problem and public health hazard.

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Support Our Work

Donate Now to Secure the Future of Conservation!

Stand with us to defend outdoor America's future. Together, we can protect healthy natural resources, pristine landscapes and our outdoor traditions. Your gift will be put to work immediately to continue building on the Izaak Walton League's legacy of conservation leadership.

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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.

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Support the Clean Water Act of 2023!

The Clean Water Act of 2023 would ensure that wetlands and streams are protected water resources. It would also reaffirm our nation's commitment to safeguarding water quality. Urge Congress to support H.R. 5983 today!

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