Deputy State Director/Interim State Director for Idaho.
Lou Lunte Deputy State Director/Interim State Director for Idaho. ©; The Nature Conservancy

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Lou Lunte

Deputy State Director/Interim State Director, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

  • Areas of Expertise

    ecology, environmental policy, natural resource management, collaborative processes


Lou Lunte has thirty years of experience with the Idaho Chapter in a variety of positions, including four previous times as acting state director. In addition to his programmatic responsibilities Lou leads several conservation efforts for the chapter, including Rock Creek Ranch, Owyhee Initiative, Idaho Rangeland Conservation Partnership and Agriculture Initiative.

“I love Idaho and its many truly wonderful places and people. I enjoy working for the Conservancy because we work with people in a non-confrontational, collaborative manner finding common sense solutions to preserving the special places, cultural heritage and abundant wildlife that we are blessed with in Idaho and beyond.”

Married to Cindy, former TNC staffer, and father of two energetic daughters. Lou enjoys camping, biking, hiking and visiting the ocean. He has a bachelor’s in microbiology from the University of Idaho and currently lives in Boise.

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