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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Wildfire Smoke Spreads Health Hazards Across U.S.

The eastern United States is no longer immune to lung-clogging wildfire smoke. Across the country, air quality improvement has either greatly slowed down or reversed, mainly due to wildfires. This is a national phenomenon and not one we can regulate our way out of. Here, we look at what's driving the fires, and what the growing problem is doing to our health.

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Save Our Streams Annual Report

In 2023, the Izaak Walton League's crowdsourced water monitoring programs exploded with growth, community excitement, and partnership. It was a banner year, with more people engaged in water quality monitoring and advocacy across the country.

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2023 Izaak Walton League National Conservation Scholarships

The Izaak Walton League awards two $2,500 national scholarships each year to support college students pursuing degrees in natural resources and related studies. Learn about this year's winners.

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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.

Agriculture Resilience Act

Test Your Salt Awareness

Applying salt and other chemicals to roads, sidewalks or parking lots can keep us safe during the winter. But it can be too much of good thing. Take our interactive quiz to test your awareness about treating icy surfaces and why it matters.

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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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