Lava Lake Land & Livestock was formed in 1999 with the purchase of Lava Lake, an historic ranch on the Oregon Trail. Because the Ranch is bordered on two sides by Craters of the Moon National Monument and on a third side by a region that constitutes the largest roadless area in the Lower 48 States, we saw an opportunity to protect a large, connected landscape. Over time, our holdings of private land and public grazing leases have grown to nearly 1 million acres.

Our vision for the Ranch is of a working landscape that is rich with healthy wildlife populations and functioning ecosystems, preserving the wild nature of the land while using it carefully.

The Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation works to accomplish conservation and increase understanding of the wildlife and ecosystems of the Pioneer Mountains Craters of the Moon Region.

Lava Lake Lambs are 100% Grass-Fed – never placed in feed lots, never given hormones, never given antibiotics.  Raised with care by our experienced shepherds, our lambs are truly “free-range.” Traveling from the deserts of the Snake River Plain to the high mountains near Sun Valley, they are never confined in feedlots. The result is meat that is lean yet tender and flavorful – we think you’ll find it to be the best you’ve ever tasted.