2012 Izaak Walton League Annual Report
Since our founding in 1922, the Izaak Walton League of America has lived up to our mission as “Defenders of America’s soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.” We secured new wildlife refuges, saved forests from excessive clear-cutting, cleaned up the nation’s air and water, and improved farmland management to conserve soil and water resources. However, over the ensuing decades, many of America’s conservation challenges evolved. The mission of the Izaak Walton League is just as relevant today as it was 90 years ago.
Today, our staff and grassroots membership are working together to educate citizens about the role they can play in safeguarding our water resources; craft a Farm Bill that will sustain our farmers, our economy, and our natural resources; find ways to move America toward cleaner, more sustainable energy resources; and conserve iconic landscapes to benefit fish and wildlife and Americans nationwide.
Today’s conservation problems require common-sense solutions. That’s what the Izaak Walton League does best. This annual report highlights the League’s efforts across a broad range of conservation priorities.