Outdoor America Winter 2010 (Issue 1)
Outdoor America is the award-winning quarterly magazine of the Izaak Walton League of America. Each issue is filled with entertaining and educational articles about the conservation work of IWLA members. We also provide in-depth coverage of broader conservation issues such as national energy policy, urban sprawl, and wetland loss. To start receiving Outdoor America, become a League member. Here's what you missed in the last issue of the magazine:
Water at a Crossroads (PDF)
Two Supreme Court decisions strike at the heart of the Clean Water Act — and threaten our drinking waters, fish and wildlife, and the U.S. economy.
By Scott Kovarovics and Jan Goldman-Carter
National Wildlife Refuge System
The Refuge System offers unparalleled public opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
By Greg Siekaniec, Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System
Mighty Mississippi: All Locked
With lagging funds for river restoration and two decades of declining barge traffic, why does the Corps of Engineers want to build BIGGER locks?.
By Dawn Mayhew Merritt
for Wildlife (PDF)
Cuts in Refuge System budgets may damage the system's dual mission of conservation and environmental education — but you can help.
By Patrick Woolford and Scott Kovarovics
More than just dollars and cents, wetlands have irreplaceable value.
By Jim Madsen, National Vice President
Looking Back, Looking Forward
2009 victories position the League for an even better 2010.
By David Hoskins, IWLA Executive Director
Robert C. "Bob" Russell
Stanford (Stan) Adams
TO: Build a Model Watershed
This model watershed offers a clear visual demonstration of how water picks up sediment and pollutants as it flows — and that simple measures can reduce the amount of polluted runoff that ends up in your watershed.
Thinking Like a Mountain
How Green Is "Green" Energy?
How we implement the change to new energy sources is critical to native wildlife and their habitats.
By Mike Hutchins and Laura Bies, The Wildlife Society
Bucks for Ducks
Is the trend in leasing pushing us toward the European model of hunting and fishing -- giving access to game and fish to a privileged few with money or connections?
By David Hart, Field Editor
Clean Water for All
Biologists fear Asian carp could wipe out the Great Lakes fishery.
By Dave Dempsey, IWLA Great Lakes Committee Member
Community-based conservation at work
Hooks & Bulletins
Program & policy news, recommended reading, and spotlight on grants.