Lava Lake Land & Livestock, L.L.C.

Owners Kathleen and Brian Bean are the visionaries behind Lava Lake Lamb’s mission of producing delicious grass-fed lamb, protecting the land they use, and catalyzing conservation action in the Pioneer Mountain region. The Bean’s family-owned ranch is located just southeast of Sun Valley where the Pioneer Mountains meet the Snake River Plain. As a family of ranchers and environmentalists, we are committed to restoring and preserving this land because of its history, its beauty and its biological diversity.

Lava Lake is bordered on the east and south by Craters of the Moon National Monument, a geologic wonder with spectacular but desolate black lava flows created by volcanic eruptions some 2,000 years ago that were most likely witnessed by the Shoshone and Bannock People. Early settlers, seeking a shorter route to Oregon, encountered this forbidding terrain when they followed Goodale’s Cutoff on the Oregon Trail. This sinuous stretch of the Cutoff, hugging the sage-covered hillsides above impassable lava, goes right through Lava Lake Ranch and attracts Trail scholars each year.

Lava Lake’s operating area extends from the deserts of the Snake River Plain south of the Ranch at roughly 3,000′ to the high peaks of the Boulder and Pioneer Mountains north of us at nearly 12,000′. From sagebrush, grassland plains and lava flows to river, foothill and mountain ecosystems, this landscape is rich in biological diversity. Over 100 bird species have been recorded in the ranch’s operating area, as well as many wide-ranging and keystone species such as wolf, black bear, mountain lion and elk.


Contact Lava Lake Land & Livestock, L.L.C.

Kathleen and Brian Bean
P.O. Box 2249
Hailey, Idaho  83333
Toll Free: (888) 528-5253
Fax: (208) 788-1264


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