​Conservation

Senate Agriculture Committee Supports Conservation in the Farm Bill

Izaak Walton League applauds new conservation measures and steady funding for conservation programs

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Senate Ag Committee Advances Farm Bill

The Senate Farm Bill reflects a bi-partisan approach and in many respects is much stronger when it comes to IWLA water quality and wildlife conservation priorities than the bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee in April. Read more for highlights of the Senate bill.

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Swampbuster Key To Protecting Rural Wetlands

Wetlands provide habitat for fish and wildlife, filter nutrients and other pollutants running off farm fields, slow down flood waters, and recharge groundwater. Recent proposals in Congress to weaken the Swampbuster provision in the Farm Bill could result in the loss of millions of acres of wetlands – and the many valuable benefits they provide.

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​Outdoor Recreation

National R3 Symposium: A Call to Action

Staff from state agencies, industry, and nonprofit groups have been working together for years on a comprehensive strategy to recruit, retain, and reactivate (R3) hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts. The League is uniquely positioned for all aspects of R3. The future is in our hands.

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Chronic Wasting Disease: The Evolving Challenge

There is no known treatment or cure for chronic wasting disease. Keeping deer and other cervid herds at an appropriate size for their habitat is the only way to limit the spread of CWD. This puts hunters on the front lines of the battle.

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Don’t Get Tangled Up in Fishing Line Litter

Fishing line can cause major problems for wildlife if it is not disposed of correctly. (Monofilament fishing line in particular is made to last: it takes roughly 600 years to decompose!) Monofilament recycling stations are easy to build and provide a place for fisherman to throw away used fishing line.

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