W.J. McCabe Chapter

Resource Management Planner

Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday, April 1, 7pm
at the Hartley Nature Center. Lynn Mizner, DNR Forest Resource Management Planner, will present an update on the State Forest management planning process and the current plan that is underway for northeastern Minnesota. She will explain the process that is used by DNR to decide when and where to cut timber, what tree species should receive emphasis for regeneration, and how they identify and protect special features like old growth, rare plants and critical fish and wildlife habitats. Lynn can also help us understand how the recent legislative push to maximize profits from school trust lands may impact our forests.
Lynn lives near Palisade in north central Minnesota and besides working for the DNR, she also operates an organic farm for grass-fed beef and lambs. Lynn has a diverse background in natural resource management and years of experience in planning for management of our state forest lands. This will be a great opportunity for us to better understand how our forest lands are managed and what the future holds.

All programs are free and open to the public. For information, contact Rich Staffon at 218-879-3186.

Ike's Banquet & Raffle - Kayak Giveaway

This is a fundraiser for the W. John McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.

Friday, April 17th at The Buffalo House. Social 6pm. Dinner Buffet 7pm.

A kayaking classic, the Pungo Angler is an ideal choice for those who love the benefits of a sit-inside kayak paddling experience with all the storage and rigging options necessary for the serious angler. The multi-chined hull design provides unmatched speed, tracking and stability. When you’re moving from hole to hole, you’ll love the dry ride and roomy cockpit with easily accessible rear storage and removable Kayak Konsole for all your tackle. Now featuring the Phase 3® Air-Pro seating system for added ergonomic comfort and easy adjustability.

Tickets are $25. The ticket is good for the banquet AND your chance to win the Grand Prize. You do not need to be present to win. Support the local Ike’s that protect the land, water and air that are so important to life and the outdoor activities that we all love.

Purchase your tickets at Ski Hut or by calling Darrell Spencer 218.724.4226


Here's the spring issue from the Minnesota State Izaak Walton League.

Minnesota Waltonian Spring 2015

Minnesota Waltonian Winter 2015

Conservation Chronicle Fall 2014

Conservation Currents March 2015

Conservation Currents February 2015

Conservation Currents January 2015

Conservation Currents December 2014

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Conservation Currents October 2014

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The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota. We take a common-sense approach towards protecting our country's natural heritage and work to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.