The Wisconsin Division is one of many divisions of the Izaak Walton League of America, one of the nation's oldest and leading conservation organizations. The Wisconsin Division was founded in 1923 with the first Division President being Judge Henry M. Graass from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Currently, the Division has eight chapters located across the state.

The Division and its chapters work together to advance the League's mission.


Our mission is to conserve, restore and promote the sustainable use and employment of our natural resources, including soil, air, wood, water and wildlife.

The Izaak Walton League of America and its member divisions and chapters take a grassroots' approach to solving conservation issues. This approach works due to the continuing efforts of its members, making it one of the leading conservation organizations in the United States. The Wisconsin Division promotes citizen involvement within local chapters, while encouraging education on local, state and national issues. The Division advocates for sound and wise environmental legislation within the state.

The Wisconsin Division promotes and supports both parts of the League's Mission -- conservation and outdoor recreation. The Division's chapters and members are very involved in conservation activities and issues in their local communities, as well as promoting outdoor recreation opportunities for all individuals.


Whether you are concerned about clean water in your neighborhood, robust fish and wildlife populations, healthy air to breathe, or access to places where your family can get back to nature, you can take action today to safeguard natural resources for generations to come.

Outdoor Recreation

Sustainable outdoor recreation means enjoying our natural resources today while ensuring future generations can enjoy them as well. Some of the ways League members enjoy the outdoors include camping, fishing, hiking, recreational shooting sports, and wildlife watching.

Upcoming Events

Bill Cook Chapter IWLA Youth Bear Hunt Application

The Bill Cook Chapter IWLA has received two Bear Harvest Tags from to two members and they would like two area youth to participate in a bear hunt in the fall of 2017. To qualify, the youth must meet the following requirements: fill out the application, write an essay and submit them to the Bill Cook Chapter by June 15, 2017. The two recipients of the harvest tags will be announced at the Bill Cook IWLA July General Membership meeting on July 4, 2017. Get the details >>

State Division Meeting

The next Division meeting is scheduled for Saturday September 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be sponsored by the Bill Cook Chapter in Stevens Point.