Protecting America's Outdoors & Promoting our Nation's Natural Heritage

OUR MISSION To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.
OUR HISTORY Founded in September 1923, the Frederick Chapter is one of the first chapters of the Izaak Walton League of America. As one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations, the Izaak Walton League of America is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 270 local chapters nationwide. The League takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country's natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. We invite you to learn about our work and to join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community.

OUR STEWARDSHIP of the LAND Through easements, education and outreach the Frederick Chapter strives to develop and promote conservation efforts that are relevant to and supportive of our community and surrounding environment.

ENVRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Working with the Maryland Environmental Trust, we have preserved 49 of our 50 acres in perpetuity through an environmental easement, thus protecting the land from further development.    
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The Frederick Chapter was invited to consult on the development and planning of the Brunswick-Jefferson Community Park.


 EDUCATION: Firearm safety is a priority with our chapter. Range Safety officers are available and NRA trained instructors offer hunter safety courses to young and seasoned hunters, a Maryland state requirement of all hunters. 

 MEMBER BENEFITS Becoming a member of the Izaak Walton League of America is a way for you to help us help the community, be good stewards of the land, and promote the natural heritage that this county was founded on. It also brings you into a tradition of stewardship that has been active for nearly 100 years! Grass roots efforts have always been the backbone of this nation. As a non-profit, all volunteer based organization, our chapter provides our members and their families educational opportunities in areas of conservation, shooting, hunter safety, gun safety, and fishing. We also have special events to through out the year to bring our members together in their area of interest. Other features of our chapter include:
  • Youth Programs to promote safe hunting practices.
  • Firing Range with Certified Range Safety Officers (RSO) on site to assist you.
  • Outdoor programs to promote not only our natural heritage, but opportunities for families to unplug and spend time together.
  • NRA sanctioned gun safety and training programs.

Our facilities include:

    • Clubhouse
    • Outdoor 10, 20 and 30 yard archery range
    • Outdoor 50 and 100 yard rifle and pistol ranges with a Certified Range Safety officer (RSO) present
    • A 49 acre conservation area
    • Bow hunting permitted on site
 To join or attend a meeting to get to know us, please contact us directly.