Tag: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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

    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, […]

  • 4,486 Acres of Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Permanently Protected, Opened to Public Access in Washington

    4,486 Acres of Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Permanently Protected, Opened to Public Access in Washington

    YAKIMA, Wash. – Working closely with Forterra and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently finalized the purchase of 4,486 acres of land near Yakima in the foothills of the eastern Cascades. WDFW will manage the new property as an addition to the Cowiche Unit of the Oak Creek […]

  • RMEF Project Now in Public’s Hands

    RMEF Project Now in Public’s Hands

    MISSOULA, Mont.—An effort to permanently protect 1,453 acres of prime wildlife and riparian habitat in Washington is complete after the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently conveyed the final parcels of land to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).  The Merrill Lake project is now in the public’s hands and open for hunters, anglers […]