Merrill Beyeler, Board Member
Merrill a graduate of Boise State, along with his wife Sharal, have enjoyed the unique opportunity to work, play, and raise their family on their ranch located at the Headwaters of the Lemhi River, where Salmon travel 900 miles inland and reach elevations in excess of 6000 feet to spawn. This, the last act in their life cycle, is for the next generation. Merrill believes we, as Idahoan's, have been entrusted with a gift, Idaho's Great Outdoors, and we have an obligation to make sure it remains for the next generation.
Merrill believes Idaho's great outdoors as an economic driver cannot be over estimated. It is the heart and soul of who we are. It defines us as a people. It is our heritage. Their passion, as a family, is to be good stewards of the land. In 2013 Beyeler Ranches LLC received the Bureau of Land Management's National Rangeland Stewardship Award, and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission's annual award for Significant Contribution in Support of Pacific Coast Marine Fisheries Resources. In 2015 Merrill, on behalf of their ranch, received the Governor's award for Excellence in Agriculture for Environmental Stewardship.
Merrill is a founding member of the Central Idaho Rangeland Network, Chairman of the Board for the Lemhi Regional Land Trust, and an Advisory Board member for the University of Idaho's Rangeland Center, and Rock Creek Project. Merrill spent twenty-one years teaching and coaching in rural Idaho.