Lile receives Outstanding Achievement in Land Stewardship Award from the Society for Range Management

David F. Lile

David F. Lile received an Outstanding Achievement in Land Stewardship Award at the Society for Range Management’s 74th Annual Meeting held virtually earlier this February. This award is presented by the SRM for outstanding achievement for eminently note-worthy contributions to the range profession to members and other qualified individuals and groups working with rangelands.

Over the past three decades, Lile has served the rangeland dependent communities of northeastern California as a University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor. Throughout his career, Lile has assiduously provided critical leadership to solve rangeland sustainability challenges facing these communities using science-based, solution-oriented approaches. His efforts have aided and facilitated improved policies, strategies, and practices to implement partnership-based conservation programs to improve millions of acres of rangelands in the region.

Stakeholders place high value on Lile’s technical expertise, his friendship and his ability to establish trust and confidence with a diverse community on topics ranging from sage grouse to water quality. He has work tirelessly to build consensus around contentious topics and create collaborative, science-based solutions to enhance natural resources and sustain productive agricultural enterprises. Lile has spent his career pursuing sustainable rangeland management, and this award recognizes that commitment to land stewardship.

For the tremendous contributions to the science and management of rangeland ecosystems he has made, it is with great honor the Society of Range Management recognized David Lile with an Outstanding Achievement in Land Stewardship Award.