Issues Resolutions

2022

  1. Funding for Rural Electric Co-ops to Make a Rapid Transition to Renewable Energy

  2. Ban the Sale of New Internal Combustion Engine Automobiles in Minnesota by 2035

  3. 100% Clean Energy for Electricity in Minnesota by 2040

  4. Rural Minnesota Electric Vehicle Charging Study

  5. Electric School Buses by 2030

  6. Disposal of Dredge Material for Beach Nourishment on Minnesota Point and its Impact on Lake Superior

  7. Protection of Native “Rough Fish”

  8. Redesigning Minnesota State Highway 34

2021

  1. Resolution to Preserve Minnesota’s Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries While Making Them Resilient to Climate Change

  2. Resolution to Oppose the Indiscriminate Killing of Wildlife in the Form of Wildlife Killing Contests

  3. Taking an Ecosystem Approach

  4. Social Justice Consideration in Solar and Automobile EV Construction

2020

  1. State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA)/State Aquatic Management Areas (AMA) Timber Sales Planning

  2. Use of Watercrafts That Create Artificially Enhanced Wakes on Minnesota's Lakes and Rivers

  3. Resolution on WOW (Walk on the Wildside): A Proposal to Enhance and Support Funding for the Out-of-doors

  4. Ban on USE of Neonicotinoids (neonics)

  5. Support for Banning Sulfide-Ore Copper Mining on Public Lands in the Rainy River Headwaters (a.k.a., Boundary Waters watershed)

  6. Support for Managing Water Flows in the Minnesota River Basin Through Increased Water Storage and Other Strategies and Practices

2019

  1. Carbon Fee Dividend

  2. Chronic Wasting Disease

  3. Lead Fishing Tackle and Hunting Ammunition

  4. Making Certain Old Resolutions Inactive

  5. Oppose Seismic Exploration and Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  6. Opposing Border to Border Route Funding

  7. Specific Conductance

  8. State Wildlife Management Areas

2018

  1. Preserving Moose, the Monarch of Minnesota's North Woods

  2. Watercraft Use On The Mississippi River and Its Backwaters

2017

  1. Carbon Fee & Dividend

  2. Oppose Transfer of Federal Lands to the States

  3. Protection of Bears Ears Wilderness and Red Rock National Monument

  4. Minnesota Threatened & Endangered Species Act

  5. Garlic Mustard Invasion Issues

  6. Oppose Legislation that Harms the Wilderness Act

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