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:

 

FEATURES

Clean 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

The Mighty Mississippi: All Locked Up (PDF)
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

CARE-ing 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

COLUMNS 
   
League Leader  
Losing Wetlands

More than just dollars and cents, wetlands have irreplaceable value.
By Jim Madsen, National Vice President  
   
Director's Chair   
Looking Back, Looking Forward
 
2009 victories position the League for an even better 2010.
By David Hoskins, IWLA Executive Director   

In Memoriam:
Mike Williams
Robert C. "Bob" Russell
Stanford (Stan) Adams

HOW TO: Build a Model Watershed (PDF)
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

Outdoor Ethics
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

Last Stand
Clean Water for All

Biologists fear Asian carp could wipe out the Great Lakes fishery.
By Dave Dempsey, IWLA Great Lakes Committee Member

DEPARTMENTS 

League Lines
Community-based conservation at work

Hooks & Bulletins
Program & policy news, recommended reading, and spotlight on grants.

 
 
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