Wildlife Habitat, History Permanently Protected in Montana

RMEFMISSOULA, Mont.—A 320-acre property in southwestern Montana, vital to wildlife and linked to the pages of U.S. history, is now permanently protected thanks to a successful collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service.

The former Holland Family Ranch is located west of Dillon and was previously an inholding in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. It lies squarely on the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, where Chief Joseph led his Nez Perce tribe away from its pursuers in 1877. Continue reading

2017 RMEF National Convention in Music City

RMEFMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to announce its 2017 National Convention will take place March 2-4 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We look forward to celebrating our mission accomplishments from 2016,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “This is a new venue for us and we are excited to honor those who shared in our conservation achievements and honor our volunteers for their 2016 performance.”

The Nashville get-together will include convention staples of the past such as nightly programs like Volunteer Fun Night, world-class entertainment and other traditional RMEF gatherings and meetings. Attendees will also have ample time to experience Nashville’s unique culture first-hand.  Continue reading

Idaho Elk Country Protected, Access Improved

RMEFMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with conservation-minded landowners and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to permanently protect vital wildlife habitat in southeast Idaho.

Thanks to funding provided by BLM’s Land and Water Conservation (LWCF) Recreational Access Fund and RMEF’s Torstenson Family Endowment (TFE), RMEF transferred 398 acres of prime elk country approximately 15 miles east of Idaho Falls to the BLM to expand the 34,000-acre Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area (TCWMA). Continue reading

RMEF Grants Benefit 24,000 Acres of Arizona Elk Habitat

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RMEF Arizona Grants

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RMEF logoThe Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $205,092 in grant funding to enhance wildlife habitat and bolster hunting heritage programs in the state of Arizona.

The grants will directly benefit 24,602 acres in Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties. There is one project of statewide benefit. Continue reading