• 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 […]

  • Nosler Steps Up Support of RMEF’s Mission

    MISSOULA, Mont. — Nosler, a long-time leader in the outdoor industry and a long-time proponent of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, stepped up its support of RMEF with an enhanced licensing partnership that now includes offerings of their Trophy Grade® and Expansion Tip™ ammunition.  “Elk hunting has been in Nosler’s DNA for three generations. Since […]

  • Iconic Grand Canyon of the Black Hills Permanently Protected

    MISSOULA, Mont. — A 10-mile stretch of critical elk and riparian habitat highlighted by Wyoming’s scenic Grand Canyon of the Black Hills is now permanently protected. The accomplishment represents a collaborative effort between landowners, Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI) and State Forestry, and conservation organizations including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The […]

  • Washington’s Forests, Elk Habitat Get $880K Upgrade

    MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $880,232 of grant funding toward Washington wildlife habitat enhancement and scientific research. RMEF directly granted $306,741 and leveraged an additional $573,491 in partner funding. “These funds will pay for a variety of treatments including forest thinning, meadow restoration, prescribed burning, noxious weed treatment, […]

  • RMEF Maintains Membership Momentum

    MISSOULA, Mont.—A strong, vibrant membership continues to support the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its mission. RMEF ended 2019 maintaining an all-time high of more than 234,000* members. “Simply put, we could not do what we do without our dedicated members, volunteers and partners,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We are grateful to […]

  • 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 Celebrates 35 Years of Conservation

    MISSOULA, Mont.—Thirty-five years after its founding on May 14, 1984, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is celebrating decades of conservation success. “Quite simply, the growth and accomplishments of this organization are staggering,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “It began with four elk hunters in northwest Montana who struggled as they opened shop in […]

  • RMEF Lauds Passage of Natural Resources Management Act

    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly supports congressional action resulting in the passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47) which includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The House voted in favor of the proposal 363-62 just two weeks after the Senate approved the measure 92-8. “We wish […]

  • Interactive National Geographic Elk Migration Exhibit Comes to RMEF

    MISSOULA, Mont.—Imagine being able to stand in one spot and yet you can witness the year-round migration of elk across the vast Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Now you can do so thanks to a collaborative effort between the National Geographic Society, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Invisible Boundaries, a […]

  • RMEF Marks Decade of Record Membership Growth

    MISSOULA, Mont.—Chalk it up as the tenth year in a row that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation registered record membership. As of December 31, 2018, RMEF had 234,982 members, marking a 3.2 percent membership increase from 2017. “We greatly appreciate our members and volunteers who support our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other […]