2009 has been a banner year for Lava Lake. In the spring, the U.S. Forest Service announced that we had won the National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rangeland Management. More recently, we were named the recipients of the Bureau of Land Management Rangeland Stewardship Award and the Cecil D. Andrus Leadership Award for Sustainability and Conservation.

On top of these awards, we’ve continued to sell our delicious lamb to customers and restaurants around the country. We’ve seen our lamb featured in print (WaPo, Relish) and online sources (Not Without Salt, Elly Says Opa, and several more). Our conservation efforts were featured in local news and the Lava Lake Institute’s Pronghorn study made it onto the National Geographic site. Even our wool was highlighted in the Design for a Living World exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Thanks to all of those who have supported our conservation efforts by purchasing our lamb. We also are grateful to all of our wonderful partners. Here’s to hoping that 2010 is even better!

Happy New Year from all of us at Lava Lake!