Recently, Idaho Conservation League’s announced this year’s Keith and Pat Axline Award winner. ICL’s highest recognition for environmental activism went to Steve Lockwood!
It was made posthumously as Steve passed away unexpectedly this last January. This award recognition of the legacy Steve left for conservation.
Steve was a passionate environmentalist, a wonderful member of the ICL family, and a friend to many. A Sandpoint resident, Steve cared deeply about the environment and was most passionate about issues affecting generations to come. He was an avid supporter of wild places like the Scotchman Peaks.
Steve also served on the Sandpoint City Council, the city planning and zoning commission, and the Lake Pend Oreille School District Board.
The award was established in 1995 to honor Keith and Pat Axline, long-time ICL members from Challis who were dedicated to conservation. It recognizes those individuals who actively promote conservation values.
Past Inland Northwest winners include former state Sen. Mary Lou Reed, University of Idaho Professor Fred Rabe, retired Fish and Game employee Wayne Melquist, Spokane physician John Osborn, FSPW Executive Director Phil Hough and former FSPW Program Coordinator Sandy Compton.Steve’s glowing smile and quick sense of humor will be remembered by many. His insights and support for saving the wild Scotchmans will be missed by all our friends. Steve’s passion and dedication will continue to inspire many people to work towards building a better community. We are all a bit better for knowing and working with Steve!