Tag: elk habitat

  • Idaho Elk Habitat Protected, Public Access Improved

    MISSOULA, Mont. — Ninety acres of prime elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access in northern Idaho. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and partners worked with private landowners to purchase and convey their property to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). “This is a unique project that touches on […]

  • RMEF Names Riza Lesser as New Managing Director of Marketing

    MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce Riza Lesser as the new managing director of marketing, effective February 26, 2021. “I am honored to be joining the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation team. I truly believe they are the most respected wildlife conservation organization in the country,” said Lesser. “As a […]

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Roars into 2021

    MISSOULA, Mont. — In 2020, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation put millions of dollars on the ground in support of its mission. Those funds protected and enhanced more elk habitat, opened and improved access to more public land, and worked to ensure our hunting heritage. “2020 was certainly a challenging and uncharted year,” said Kyle […]

  • Conservation Partners Help Further RMEF’s Mission

    MISSOULA, Mont.— The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation salutes its Access Elk Country Initiative and Elk Country Legacy partners for providing critical conservation funding to its mission. “There is great power in partnerships. And these partners are not only respected national leaders in the outdoor industry but they strongly support elk, elk habitat, conservation, hunting and […]

  • Arizona Elk Habitat Gets $1.3 Million Upgrade

    MISSOULA, Mont.— The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $1,329,262 of grant funding to support elk habitat enhancement and hunting heritage projects in Arizona. RMEF directly granted $232,730 and leveraged an additional $1,096,532 in partner funding. “This grant funding will assist in the fight against junipers and other vegetation encroaching on historic grasslands […]

  • YETI Becomes Official Cooler, Drinkware and Cargo of RMEF

    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce that YETI is now its official drinkware, cooler and cargo partner. “It is difficult to quantify the depth of YETI’s support for RMEF’s mission over the past 10 years.  We truly appreciate them as a valued partner with a strong commitment to hunting and conservation,” said […]

  • Grants Benefit Elk Habitat, Research in North Carolina

    MISSOULA, Mont.— The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and our partners awarded $409,364 of grant funding in North Carolina to further elk-related science and enhance elk habitat. RMEF directly granted $57,124 and leveraged an additional $352,240 in partner funding for the conservation work. “Elk in and around Great Smoky National Park face some unique challenges,” said […]

  • Elk Habitat Conserved, Accessible in Wisconsin

    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation successfully worked with Jackson County Forestry and Parks to permanently protect 290 acres of prime elk habitat in Wisconsin’s southern elk range. “Every piece of elk country counts and this particular parcel is quality, year-round elk habitat. Not only are its wildlife values now forever protected but it is […]

  • RMEF Grants Fund 30 Conservation, Hunting Heritage Projects in Pennsylvania

    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $73,410 in grants to fund 30 wildlife habitat and hunting heritage projects across 44 counties in Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania is home to some prime elk habitat but some of it also needs treatment to stimulate the growth of new forage that benefits a wide range of wildlife. This grant […]

  • Tule Elk Habitat Conserved in California

    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) and a committed landowner to permanently protect more than 2,600 acres of prime elk habitat in north-central California. “We want to thank Jim Keegan who reached out to us to conserve his Whiskey […]