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  • Example of integrated pest management: Spined soldier bug eating Mexican bean beetle larvae. Credit USDA ARS.

    New Report: Leveraging Conservation Dollars Benefits Water, Wildlife, and Soil

    12/07/2018
    A new report from the Izaak Walton League of America highlights the benefits for our natural resources – and American taxpayers – of better leveraging conservation funding to promote five conservation practices now in use on less than one-third of America’s farms and ranches. Full story
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    Inspiring the Next Generation of Conservationists

    12/04/2018
    The League is working with Trout Unlimited and the American Fisheries Society to engage high-school students in natural resource conservation. It's a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of conservationists. Full story
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    Road Salt and Stream Health

    11/16/2018
    You many think stream monitoring is not needed during winter months, but that's a myth! Each season presents specific threats to stream health. One such threat is road salt. Full story
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    Thanksgiving: More than a holiday

    11/15/2018
    This Thanksgiving, let us say thanks for the land itself and all its beauties, then to those who have gone before and to all of the conservation groups and many other individuals who have worked to preserve it for us. (By Sigurd F. Olson, published in "Outdoor America," Nov 1958) Full story
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    Get Ready To Defend Clean Water

    11/09/2018
    EPA and the Corps of Engineers are preparing to unveil a proposed regulation limiting the waters protected by the Clean Water Act – a fundamental weakening of clean water protections that have safeguarded our streams, rivers, and wetlands since the 1970s. The good news is that YOU can speak up for clean water and tell these agencies NOT to adopt this terrible regulation. Full story
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    League Promotes Soil Health as Symposium Co-Sponsor

    11/05/2018
    What do academics, farmers, agency personnel, and conservation advocates have in common? It’s not a trick question! They all care about healthy soil, as demonstrated at our well-attended Soil Health Symposium. Full story
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    How To: Recycle a Pumpkin

    10/29/2018
    Halloween is over. The candy traded or eaten, costumes and decorations packed up, and you're looking forward to turkey at Thanksgiving. But what do you do with those carved orange vegetables on your front porch? Re-use and recycle them! Full story
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    Healthy Soil, Healthy Farm Bill

    08/31/2018
    The science of soil health has made great strides in the last decade. Has public policy caught up with those advancements? You can help decide what practices your tax dollars support. (Hint: It's not the ones causing the runoff in this photo!) Full story
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    Senate and House Farm Bills Reflect Different Priorities

    08/03/2018
    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. Full story
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    EPA Says Clean Water Rule Relies “Too Much” on Science

    07/12/2018
    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. Full story
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