Conservation Currents December 2018

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In this issue

  • Leveraging Conservation Dollars on the Farm

    A new IWLA report highlights the benefits of focusing federal, state, and local conservation dollars on farm and ranch practices that help solve multiple problems facing rural areas. Prioritizing practices that address more than one natural resource problem will produce the most conservation “bang” for our taxpayer bucks.

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  • Agreement Reached on Farm Bill

    Congressional negotiators announced last week that they have an agreement in principle on a new five-year Farm Bill. The details should be released in the coming days, and the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate could vote on the final bill as early as next week.

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  • New Partnership To Educate Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders

    The League signed an MOU with Trout Unlimited and the American Fisheries Society to work together to engage high-school students in natural resource conservation activities. It's an incredible opportunity to inspire the next generation of conservationists.

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  • League Urges Congress To Act on Land and Water Conservation Fund

    More than 200 hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation organizations and businesses – including the Izaak Walton League and 13 IWLA state divisions – urged federal lawmakers to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full, dedicated annual funding.

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  • Upper Mississippi River Initiative Focuses on Learning, Dialogue, and Practical Solutions

    Led by the League’s Minnesota Division – working with Ikes in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin – the Upper Mississippi River Initiative (UMRI) is a collaborative, grassroots effort to foster community engagement around water quality issues.

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  • NEW! Explore Bowhunting Instructor Kit

    Interest in bowhunting continues to grow each year, and bowhunters are the most avid archery participants. This new resource will help Izaak Walton League chapters take bowhunting classes to a new level.

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  • Shop AmazonSmile To Support the League

    When you shop online through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to the League – with no cost to you. It's the same Amazon you know and love, with the same products, prices, and service.

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  • Simplify the Holidays

    Shopping for just the right holiday gift? Consider a gift of the outdoors!

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