W.J. McCabe Chapter

Defenders of soil, air, woods, water and wildlife

Our monthly programs have been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Our monthly programs are the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September thru May, at 7:00 pm in Room S-260 at Lake Superior College. Our programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Rich Staffon: (218) 879-3186.

Ike's Concerns Re: Excessive Timber Harvest on Wildlife Management Areas

The Izaak Walton League is very concerned that the management of our Minnesota State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) is now driven more by financial considerations than sound biological/ecological science that protects the broad spectrum of wildlife distributed across Minnesota.

Check out our discussion Here.

Monthly Programming

Our monthly meetings are now on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September through May. Meetings are at Lake Superior College, 7pm. Go to the 2nd floor of the Administration and Student Services, building S, room 260.

Keep Lester Green

The Keep Lester Green website is up and running. This is the campaign of local groups, businesses and citizens who are joining together to oppose the sale of the Lester Park Golf Course to a private developer and the potential loss of 269 acres of public land. This is a large tract of public green space with extraordinary views of Lake Superior. Please check this out for more information and sign your name to their growing list of supporters!


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.

The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve outdoor America for future generations, and remains one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations.

The League's 54 founders, who were avid anglers, named the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative.

You can join us in protecting America's outdoors by becoming a member. You will help to support the important conservation and advocacy work of the League and receive additional member benefits.

Here's how you can get involved today!

Izaak Walton League Member Pledge

To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands, and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it.

I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Teddy Roosevelt