The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America promotes outdoor activity in the spirit of the IWLA membership pledge:

    “To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of the 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.”

To that end, our chapter members manage, grow, and develop these activies through committees, both standing & ad hoc.

Conservation & Education

Conservation of the environment around us and Educating chapter members, their families, and the general public about the importance of conservation are the primary tenet of the B-CC IWLA's mission, its raison d'etre.

Forestry Managmt.

The B-CC IWLA maintains an active program to manage and conserve its existing woodlands, to restore hard-woods forest to former agricultural fields, and to involve its members in tree planting and trail management activities.

Wildlife Managmnt.

Farm Management

Ponds & Streams

B-CC IWLA Ponds & Streams Committee

Other Committees


The chapter members are encouraged hunt on the farm. The Chapter Hunting Rules are also contained in the Rules and Regulations section of this web site.

Members will abide by these rules and all other applicable state & local laws & regulations while hunting on the chapter conservation farm.

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