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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Salt Watch Report

The Season 6 Salt Watch report is here! Read about partner groups, volunteers who go above and beyond, legislative progress, and monitoring results from across the country.

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Response to Sackett Decision

In Sackett v. EPA, the Supreme Court went out of its way to ignore the plain language of the Clean Water Act that clearly articulates congressional intent to protect wetlands adjacent to other jurisdictional waters like rivers and streams.

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Agriculture Resilience Act

Fertile Ground for Inclusivity: Differently Abled Adults Discover Farming

Red Wiggler is an example of community-supported agriculture or CSA—a farm supported by people in the local community who buy prepaid shares in the farm’s harvest and then receive a portion of that harvest throughout the growing season. But Red Wiggler is much more. Outdoor America explores how the Maryland farm is providing meaningful and gainful employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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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

Register for Convention

Join us as the Izaak Walton League marks our 101st year of conservation leadership in Lincoln, Nebraska. Whether you are a new member, a long-time convention attendee or an interested nonmember, we have a place for you. Join fellow Ikes to elect new national leaders, vote on policy resolutions that guide League advocacy and have fun.

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Support Wildlife Conservation

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is a bipartisan bill that establishes a 21st century funding model for the proactive conservation of fish and wildlife. The legislation has broad support and has been reintroduced in the new session of Congress. Please contact your Senators and urge them to finally pass RAWA!

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Support Our Work

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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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Please Support Smart Conservation for the 21st Century

The Izaak Walton League’s 100th year milestone in 2022 provided a moment to remember our history of sweeping achievements since 1922. Now, we look ahead to new challenges. With your support, our next 100 years will be just as productive and effective in protecting the nation's woods, waters and wildlife.

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Get Anniversary Gear Before It's Gone

From the premiere of our anniversary video in January, to our very special convention in July, to the launch of a major new community science project in November, our 100th anniversary was truly an amazing celebration of the League's history. Don't miss your last chance to keep the memories alive: before the limited-edition centennial gear is gone, grab one of these reusable bags and fill it with T-shirts, caps, water bottles, playing cards, and other goodies you can enjoy for years to come.

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