Today, Sustainable Northwest announced that Lava Lake Land & Livestock has won the prestigious Cecil D. Andrus Leadership Award for Sustainability and Conservation. This award, named in honor of former US Interior Secretary under President Carter, four-term Idaho governor, and a founder of Sustainable Northwest, Cecil D. Andrus, is bestowed annually to individuals, nonprofit organizations, or collaborative community-based efforts that demonstrate a commitment to conservation of the environment, outreach and service to community, adaptability and innovation, and leadership of others to pursue similar sustainable paths.

Here is what they have to say about us:sustainable_nw

Over the past ten years, Lava Lake Land & Livestock has established itself as a national leader in grazing management and landscape-scale conservation. They are an inspiring example of sustainable ranching in the American West. From the company’s entrepreneurial efforts to establish Lava Lake Land & Livestock as the country’s premier source of certified organic grassfed lamb, to its collaborative and science-based approach to addressing contentious natural resource issues such as wolves, land conservation, and livestock grazing, Lava Lake Land & Livestock has pursued an ambitious vision of sustainability and land stewardship.Through groundbreaking partnerships and inspired action, the company brings widespread ecological and land management benefits to its one-million acre operating area in the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon region of central Idaho. Lava Lake Land & Livestock demonstrates a profound commitment to the well-being of people and the environment, and a vision for renewed and sustaining relationships between humans, wildlife, and the land.

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