Steve Lockwood Receives the 2020 ICL Axline Award

Steve and Molly at FSPW Event

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.

Steve at Wild Idaho 2018

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!

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Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

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