Student assessing water quality

The Measure of Success: Finding Out Whether a Stream Restoration Worked

Sometimes, nature needs to be restored before it can be protected. But how do we know whether our restoration efforts have brought back something worth protecting?

Farmers looking at cover crops

Communities and Farmers Are Looking for Soil Solutions

Farmers and communities in Illinois are tackling soil loss head on – and showing the rest of the nation that conservation can be profitable.
Sandhill cranes in a wetland

EPA Strikes First of Two Blows Against Clean Water

The Environmental Protection Agency removed Clean Water Act protections for small tributary streams and millions of acres of wetlands nationwide, weakening protections for water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and our economy.

2019 National Convention

2019 National Convention

Soil, water, and the future of conservation came together in Des Moines this summer at the Izaak Walton League’s 2019 national convention. Get the highlights from our outstanding speakers.