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  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - credit Mason Cummings

    Protecting Our Wildest Refuge

    02/05/2021
    The Arctic Refuge is already being devastated by climate change, and proposed oil drilling would only exacerbate the problem. Learn more in an excerpt from "Outdoor America" magazine. Full story
  • Solar panels at sunset

    The One Thing Most Americans Agree On

    12/28/2020
    Even in these divisive times, the consensus around climate change is stronger than ever. Large majorities of Americans agree that it’s real, we’re causing it and we should do something about it. Confronting and overcoming the climate crisis won’t be easy. But the League, with its hundred-year history of jumping into and sticking with long and difficult fights, is perfectly positioned to rise to that challenge. Full story
  • Think Water in America Is Clean? That's a Mistake

    12/23/2020
    Fifty years ago, when water pollution was easy to see and impossible to ignore, people all over America came together to protect our streams, lakes and wetlands. Now, as water pollution has become less visible but no less dangerous, bipartisan action to protect our vital natural resources is disappearing entirely. The League is working to bring back common-sense conservation and eliminate water pollution forever. Full story
  • Buffer strip - Lynn Betts, NRCS

    League Gets Partial Win on CRP

    12/15/2020
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partially restored incentive payments for landowners who enroll in Continuous Conservation Reserve Program contracts, after having slashed those incentives earlier this year. Full story
  • U.S. Capitol in spring - credit Architect of the Capitol

    This is the Only Kind of Dirty Politics the League Will Ever Engage In

    12/04/2020
    For nearly 100 years, the League has worked with people and politicians of all ideologies to make meaningful progress on conservation priorities. We intend to continue doing that in 2021. But when it comes to soil health programs, we’re playing dirty… in the most productive way. Full story
  • U.S. Capitol dome in snow. Credit: Architect of the U.S. Capitol.

    Four Ways to Protect American Icons

    11/24/2020
    As a new presidential administration and a new Congress stride into Washington, the first 100 days of our leaders’ terms present exciting opportunities for progress. Here are four ways legislators can take quick action to protect iconic American landscapes (and how you can help). Full story
  • Steve Reimer

    Steve Reimer: Soil Health Yields Multiple Benefits

    11/16/2020
    South Dakota farmers Steve and Elaine Reimer focused on rebuilding the army of microbes that make their soil healthy. The result has been reduced erosion, increased yields and more carbon stored in their soil. Full story
  • Buffer strip - Lynn Betts, NRCS

    CRP Enrollment Falls for 13th Straight Year

    11/09/2020
    Enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program has fallen for the 13th straight year, leaving the program’s benefits for soil, water and wildlife at risk. Full story
  • Starkey Farms: Storing Carbon, Saving Money

    10/23/2020
    By restoring the health of the soil on their Indiana farm, Mike Starkey and his family have been sequestering carbon and saving money on equipment, fertilizer and pesticides – all while reducing polluted runoff into nearby streams. Full story
  • Volunteer water guardians

    Seven Stories from our Volunteer Water Guardians

    10/12/2020
    Volunteers all across America are stepping up to protect water quality in their communities. Here are just seven stories about how they're making a difference. Full story
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