Izaak Walton League of America

Outdoor America Winter 2009

Outdoor America is the award-winning quarterly membership magazine of the Izaak Walton League of America. Each issue is filled with entertaining and educational articles about the exciting conservation work of IWLA members, as well as stunning photography. We also provide in-depth coverage of broader conservation subjects such as national energy policy, sprawl, and wetland loss. To begin receiving Outdoor America, become a League member by clicking here.


Turning Ideas Into Action
Good conservation requires good public policy. Influencing it is easier than you think.
By Scott Kovarovics


Wilderness Within Reach
Ikes lend their support to wilderness proposals in South Dakota and Pennsylvania.
By Kevin Proescholdt



Big Waters, Big Challenges
A look at restoration efforts on two of the League's long-standing priorities: The Upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. 
By Paul Lepisto, Brad Walker, and Brad Redlin





League Leader


The Time Is Right


A new political landscape brings new opportunities for conservation.


By Mike Williams, National President




Director's Chair


Building Momentum


From conservation programs to member services, 2008 was a great year for the League.


By David Hoskins, IWLA Executive Director




Ike Profile


Scientists as Citizens


Paul Bugas, Jason Hallacher, and Steve Reeser


By William H. Funk




Thinking Like a Mountain


An Unspoken Truth


We cannot address climate change without also stabilizing population growth.


By Kathleen Mogelgaard




Outdoor Ethics


Hounded by Questions


An old tradition comes under new scrutiny.


By David Hart, Field Editor




Last Stand


Go Green, Save Green


Chapters can lead by example by becoming more energy efficient.


By John Dickel






League Lines


Community-based conservation at work




Hooks & Bulletins



Program & policy news

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