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About Us

Founded in 1922, Izaak Walton is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations. The League works on local, regional, and national levels to advocate for sensible solutions to the most pressing challenges facing America’s natural resources. With more than 36,000 members, 250 local chapters nationwide,  these members want to improve outdoor recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and other outdoor recreation for all Americans.

Our Mission Statement 

To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Through its local chapters, state divisions and national organization, we work to conserve wetlands, clean the air, reduce energy consumption, preserve wilderness areas, protect fish and wildlife habitat, and improve management of our farmlands and forests.  Through the League's, as well as our Chapter's, publications, workshops, events, Web site, quarterly magazine and numerous on-the-ground projects across the country, we give citizens the knowledge and tools they need to be responsible stewards of the outdoors.

At the state and national levels, the League's volunteers and staff work together to promote common-sense, practical policy solutions to critical conservation issues.  Our goal is to ensure that America's natural resources are protected, managed, and used in a sustainable manner for generations to come.

Goals and Objectives


Connect kids to conservation and outdoor recreation


Conserve and restore habitat to support healthy, sustainable fish and wildlife population

Ensure Safety

Ensure America’s streams, rivers, lakes, and other waters are safe for fishing, swimming, and other uses


Engage more people in sustainable outdoor recreation

Raise Awareness

Raise the profile of the League as a leading voice for common-sense conservation and sustainable outdoor recreation


Strengthen partnerships among all levels of the League to advance the League’s mission

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