Current Environmental Issues

New! 2017 Issues Priorities

Monarch Butterfly - photo by Don Dinndorf

Photo by Don Dinndorf.



Water & Wetlands

Waters of the United States and Minnesota

Waters of the Unites States Rules and Minnesota - letter to Attorney General Lori Swanson

from 2015 Watershed Summit

Targeted Fertilizer Application Reduction Program: A Unique Partnership Benefitting Water Quality & Agricultural Production (video) by Cole Loewen of the Clearwater Watershed District in Minnesota.

Buffers

MN DNR - Governor Dayton's Buffer Initiative and Buffer Facts

Minnesota DNRs Buffer Protection Map & Project

Buffers Q & A

"The Governor's Buffer Initiative is the most significant first step, in the broadest public interest that we can take in pursuit of clean water. Izaak Walton League members across the state are mobilizing to support this critical initiative." - Mark Owens, Vice President, Izaak Walton League of America - Minnesota Division

Wetlands Conservation Act

Current Wetlands Bill: SF 1515/HF 1489

Minnesota Division current position: HF 1489/SF 1515 Wetland Conservation Act Modifications



Mining

Sulfide Mining - Poly or Folly
from presentation made by Conservation Issues Chair Don Arnosti

StopPolyMet



Public Lands

Federal Lands

Position Statement: Oppose Transfer of Federal Lands to the States

School Trust Lands

Minnesota Division current position: Minnesota School Trust Lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness