Our Mission

To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Our Goals

Ensure America's streams, rivers, lakes, and other waters are safe for fishing, swimming, and other uses
Connect more young people to conservation and outdoor recreation
Conserve and restore habitat to support healthy, sustainable fish and wildlife populations
Engage more people in sustainable outdoor recreation
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Get Ready for Road Salt

Road salt is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. Request a FREE Salt Watch test kit to find out whether excess road salt is a problem in your community.


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Clean Water Program Releases 2019 Annual Report

After another great year of Save Our Streams, the League has much to celebrate! From the Clean Water Hub to SOS to Winter Salt Watch, our clean water initiatives are accomplishing incredible things.


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Good Deeds Go Unrewarded: USDA Offers Smaller Incentives for Farm Conservation Practices

One of America’s largest and most successful land conservation programs is at risk. For 35 years, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has rewarded farmers for taking millions of acres of highly erodible, environmentally sensitive cropland out of production – much of it land that should never have been plowed in the first place. Through CRP, farmers...


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Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness

Take Action for the Boundary Waters

The Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northeastern Minnesota is a pristine landscape of lakes and forests and is the most visited wilderness area in the United States. But a foreign mining company has proposed opening a copper-sulfide operation just outside the BWCAW, right on top of the streams and rivers that feed the wilderness.


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President’s Proposed Budget Doesn’t Reflect Americans’ Values

The Trump Administration has submitted its budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 to Congress. Unfortunately, this request proposes deep and counterproductive cuts in conservation, environmental protection, and public land management – just like the last three years. Once again, the administration’s proposal jeopardizes...


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Izaak Walton League Decries Weakening of Protections for Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat

In late January, the Trump Administration announced that it had finalized new policy that fundamentally weakens Clean Water Act protections for drinking water, streams, and wetlands nationwide. Small streams and wetlands across America are now...


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