Access Greatly Improved to Remote Idaho Elk Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont. — It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands as well. Originally donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, it is now known as the Joseph Plains Wildlife… Continue reading Access Greatly Improved to Remote Idaho Elk Habitat

Bronson Named RMEF Director of Government Affairs

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome Ryan Bronson as its director of government affairs. “Ryan has a lengthy and successful history advocating for hunting and conservation,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “In this day and age, advocating on behalf of our stakeholders is increasingly vital to our… Continue reading Bronson Named RMEF Director of Government Affairs

RMEF Salutes Conservation Partners

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation carried out meaningful and measurable conservation work in 2020 thanks to strong support from its sponsors. “We are able to accomplish our mission through the collective support of our volunteers, members, donors and our conservation partners,” said Steve Decker, RMEF chief revenue officer. “Our partners are leading… Continue reading RMEF Salutes Conservation Partners

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… Continue reading RMEF Names Riza Lesser as New Managing Director of Marketing

New Easement Clears Way for Public Access to Wyoming Mountains

MISSOULA, Mont. — Hunters, anglers and others will soon have access to more than 32,900 acres of previously difficult to reach public land in the Sublette Mountain Range of western Wyoming. Working in partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and others, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation assisted with the purchase of an… Continue reading New Easement Clears Way for Public Access to Wyoming Mountains

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… Continue reading Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Roars into 2021

Wildlife Habitat Protected Thanks to South Dakota Family

MISSOULA, Mont. — A conservation-minded family with a long history of safeguarding the wildlife values of its land collaborated with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to permanently protect an additional 3,163 acres of South Dakota habitat. “We salute Jim Scull and his family and thank them for stewarding their land in such a way that… Continue reading Wildlife Habitat Protected Thanks to South Dakota Family

RMEF Tops 8 Million Acres in Mission Accomplishment

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently surpassed more than eight million acres of lifetime conservation work over its 36-year history. “This is a noteworthy landmark and one worth celebrating, yet what we’re really talking about is significant, measureable on the ground conservation accomplishment that permanently protects or enhances wildlife habitat across elk… Continue reading RMEF Tops 8 Million Acres in Mission Accomplishment

New Mexico Elk, Habitat Receive $542,000 from RMEF, Partners

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $542,481 in grant funding to enhance wildlife habitat and assist scientific wildlife research in New Mexico. RMEF directly granted $71,481 and leveraged an additional $471,000 in partner dollars. “New Mexico features beautiful landscapes and prime habitat but it can also be extremely dry… Continue reading New Mexico Elk, Habitat Receive $542,000 from RMEF, Partners

RMEF Strongly Supports Delisting, State Management of Wolves

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly supports the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to remove gray wolves from the list of endangered and threatened species. “RMEF firmly supports the removal of federal protections for wolves so they can be appropriately managed by state wildlife agencies through regulated hunting… Continue reading RMEF Strongly Supports Delisting, State Management of Wolves