ISSUES RESOLUTIONS

In April the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League of America holds their Annual Meeting at which time these grassroots resolutions are passed dealing with agriculture, energy, natural resource, and wildlife management topics. 

2016

  1. Place a Moratorium on Sulfide-Ore Mining in Minnesota
  2. Water Issues - Reduce Runoff
  3. Water Issues - Store Excess Runoff
  4. Collection and Disposal of Prescription Drugs
  5. Support for a DNR Ban of Lead Shot on WMA's in Minnesota's Farmland Zone
  6. Climate Change
  7. Carbon Fee and Dividend
  8. Threat to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) by Special Interests
    NEPA/MEPA Resolution Background
  9. Support for a Minnesota Valley Basin Wide Watershed Governing Body
  10. Support for a Minnesota Valley Basin Wide River Watch Program

 

The following resolutions were submitted by the Minnesota Division to the floor of the Izaak Walton League of America's annual meeting in July, 2016

  • Moratorium on Sulfide-Ore Mining in Minnesota
  • Climate Change
  • Carbon Fee and Dividend
  • Threat to NEPA and MEPA by Special Interests (background as separate attachment)
  • To Conserve, Restore, and Promote Pollinators and their Habitats

2015

  1. Pineland Conservation
  2. Social Cost of Carbon
  3. The Land & Water Conservation Fund
  4. Deer Stands on State Lands
  5. To Conserve, Restore, and Promote Pollinators and their Habitats
  6. Minnesota School Trust Lands Exchange

In 2015 the following resolutions were submitted to the floor at Izaak Walton League of America's annual meeting. For a synopsis click here.

  • Boundary Waters School Trust Lands (#6 Minnesota Division)
  • Duck Stamp
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  • Kankakee Water Trail
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund (#3 Minnesota Division)
  • Nuclear Research
  • Social Cost of Carbon (#2 Minnesota Division)

The following resolutions were passed at the Izaak Walton League of America's annual meeting.

  • Boundary Waters School Trust Lands
  • Duck Stamp
  • National Water Trails System
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization
  • Nuclear Research

2014

  1. Minnesota Sulfide Mining
  2. Barbless Hooks
  3. Early Teal Hunting Season
  4. Sustainable Transportation
  5. Minnesota State School Trust Lands
  6. Recreational Uses of Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA's)
  7. Regulatory Adequacy Involving Minnesota State Agencies

2013

  1. Limit and Lower Pollution
  2. Corporate Personhood and the Environment
  3. Minnesota Frac Sand Mining
  4. Firearms Control (Resolutions 4-6)
  1. St. Croix Mega Bridge
  2. Minnesota State School Trust Lands
  3. To Improve Water Quality and Habitat in the Upper Mississippi River and its Watershed

    Background 1- Review of Minnesota and Wisconsin regulations

    Background 2-Asian Carp Action Plan

  4. Oil & Gas

2012

  1. Fossil Fuel Fee and Dividend
  2. Corporate Personhood and the Environment
  3. To Establish Regulation of Silica Sand Mining
  4. Yellowstone Cattle Buffer
  5. Minnesota Wolf Hunting Season

2011

  1. Best Farming Practices
  2. Roadside Management
  1. Lead Ammunition
  2. Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League of America and Regulatory Principles
  3. Streamlining Public Access to Private Land
  4. No Net Gain - Public Lands

2010

  1. Sustainable Forestry Investment Act
  1. Coal Fueled/Gasification Plants & Climate Change
  1. Oppose the Sale of National Forests in Minnesota for Sulphide Strip Mining
  2. Invasive Species and the Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities
  3. Open Lake Dumping
  4. Ruffed Grouse & Off Road Vehicles
  5. Stop Asian Carp from Reaching Lake Michigan
  6. A Tool to Preserve & Enhance Our Natural Heritage

List of Historic Resolutions (1970-2016).

Resolutions Committee Statement of Purpose.