Woods & Public Lands

  • 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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  • 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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  • Celebrating Our National Parks

    As the National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, the League celebrated what the national park system means to America. We shared the history of iconic parks, profiled some of the people who make our park system great, and found out why national parks are our country’s “best idea.”

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  • Caretakers of Our National Parks

    Our national parks, monuments, seashores, rivers, and historic sites are maintained, preserved, and even personified by the 22,000 employees and 221,000 volunteers who work at these public places. Get to know some of the people who work for the National Park Service.

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