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    What Happens to Stream Life When the Temperatures Drop?

    01/02/2019
    Most aquatic macroinvertebrates (which are indicators of stream health) live in your local streams throughout the winter. How do they stay alive? Full story
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    How To: Recycle a Christmas Tree

    12/19/2018
    For those who celebrate the holidays with a blue spruce or Douglas fir, the fresh smell of pine will soon be replaced by dead branches and lots of pine needles. But there are still plenty of uses for the tree! Full story
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    New Farm Bill's Impact on Native Prairie

    12/19/2018
    The U.S. has lost millions of acres of native prairie over the past decade, making native prairie one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. While there is some good news for prairie and other grasslands in the new Farm Bill, the new law also represents lost opportunities to better protect these valuable resources. Full story
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    Defend Clean Water

    12/19/2018
    EPA unveiled a proposal to determine which streams will be protected from pollution by the Clean Water Act. Streams that will no longer be protected flow right into our rivers, lakes, and drinking water supplies. We need your help to tell the story of these streams and show EPA how important they are to communities across the country. Full story
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    New Farm Bill's Impact on Wildlife

    12/15/2018
    Congress approved a new Farm Bill that provides full funding for conservation programs that help farmers put in place conservation systems that address soil, water, and wildlife needs in rural areas. Although the League didn’t get all we asked for, there are some clear wins for wildlife. Full story
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    New Report: Leveraging Conservation Dollars Benefits Water, Wildlife, and Soil

    12/07/2018
    A new report from the Izaak Walton League of America highlights the benefits for our natural resources – and American taxpayers – of better leveraging conservation funding to promote five conservation practices now in use on less than one-third of America’s farms and ranches. Full story
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    Inspiring the Next Generation of Conservationists

    12/04/2018
    The League is working with Trout Unlimited and the American Fisheries Society to engage high-school students in natural resource conservation. It's a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of conservationists. Full story
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    Get Ready To Defend Clean Water

    11/09/2018
    EPA and the Corps of Engineers are preparing to unveil a proposed regulation limiting the waters protected by the Clean Water Act – a fundamental weakening of clean water protections that have safeguarded our streams, rivers, and wetlands since the 1970s. The good news is that YOU can speak up for clean water and tell these agencies NOT to adopt this terrible regulation. Full story
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    League Promotes Soil Health as Symposium Co-Sponsor

    11/05/2018
    What do academics, farmers, agency personnel, and conservation advocates have in common? It’s not a trick question! They all care about healthy soil, as demonstrated at our well-attended Soil Health Symposium. Full story
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    Healthy Soil, Healthy Farm Bill

    08/31/2018
    The science of soil health has made great strides in the last decade. Has public policy caught up with those advancements? You can help decide what practices your tax dollars support. (Hint: It's not the ones causing the runoff in this photo!) Full story
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