Fish and Wildlife

  • Is that My Bug? The League’s Aqua Bugs App Simplifies Stream Monitoring.

    There are many ways to measure water quality in local streams. Here at the Izaak Walton League, we’ve found that sampling aquatic macroinvertebrates (aka “stream bugs”) is an inexpensive and accurate test of stream health – one that any citizen scientist can tackle.

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  • Clean Water Corner: Many Reasons To Want Clean Water

    Every volunteer who monitors water quality in a local stream does it for a reason. It could be a funny smell coming off the water. Maybe someone was worried about their dog splashing through a local creek. Or maybe they wanted to be sure what came out of the tap was safe to drink. For a group of anglers in northern New Jersey, the reason was trout.

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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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  • President's Budget Proposal Guts Critical Conservation Programs

    The League opposes proposed cuts to programs benefiting conservation, clean air, and clean water – all of which are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the U.S. economy.

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  • Saving Wetlands: A History of the Duck Stamp

    From the founding of the nation through most of the 20th century, agriculture won out over wetland conservation. Americans turned millions of acres of marshland and floodplains into crop land with little regard for the impact on wildlife. Today, we know that wetlands have value for wildlife conservation and our economy.

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