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    University of Idaho Professor Karen Launchbaugh training field technicians for summer field work.


    The Lava Lake Institute works to accomplish conservation and increase understanding of the wildlife and ecosystems of the Pioneer Mountain - Craters of the Moon Region.

    Sources of Support

    The Lava Lake Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on charitable contributions. To date, we have received funding from the following sources:

    • Brian and Kathleen Bean
    • Craters of the Moon Natural History Association
    • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    • Hornocker Wildlife Institute
    • Idaho Conservation League
    • LightHawk
    • National Park Foundation
    • The Conservation Fund
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • Wood River Land Trust

    This funding has been put to work in projects such as:

    • Our study of pronghorn migration in the Pioneer Mountains-Craters of the Moon landscape with multiple partners.
    • Collaboration with the Pioneers Alliance to accomplish conservation in the Pioneer Mountains-Craters of the Moon region.
    • Development of the Lava Lake Research Fund to formalize commitment to supporting scientific research

    The Lava Lake Institute accepts support for our work from foundations, individuals, business, other non-profits, and local, state, and federal agencies. Please contact Tess O’Sullivan if you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute.

    Bell Rock

    Bell Rock and the south side of the Pioneer Mountains

    P. O. Box 2249 • Hailey, Idaho 83333 • Phone 208.788.1378 • Fax 208.788.1264 • info@lavalakeinstitute.org