Conservation Partners Support RMEF’s Mission

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation wishes to show its appreciation for the sponsors of its Access Elk Country Initiative and Elk Country Legacy program. “These businesses are not just organizations that value RMEF’s on-the-ground work, they are industry leaders that demonstrate passion and vision in supporting conservation, public access and our hunting heritage,” said... Read More

Small Colorado Project Has Big Public Access Benefits

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with a conservation-minded landowner, the Bureau of Land Management and Bass Pro Shops to permanently protect and conserve a 28-acre property that improves access to 8,500 acres of public land. The Middle Creek project is located in south-central Colorado at the northern end of the San Luis... Read More

Nancy Holland to Serve as RMEF Interim CEO

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced that the Board of Directors has asked Nancy Holland to serve as president and CEO on an interim basis. “To join the team at this time is very exciting. RMEF has a special place in my heart,” said Holland. “Stepping into this new role, forefront in my thoughts... Read More

Elk Habitat Protected, Hunting Access Improved in Colorado

MISSOULA, Mont.—Thanks to a conservation-minded landowner and a key state funding program, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation joined Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to permanently protect 2,677 acres of vital elk habitat in northwest Colorado.  “We are grateful to Rick Tingle, a RMEF life member, for placing a conservation easement on his Louisiana Purchase Ranch,”... Read More

RMEF Eyes New Leadership, Maintains Same Conservation Mission

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced Chief Executive Officer David Allen is stepping down effective January 31, 2018. “With David’s cooperation, RMEF has been able to implement a transition plan to ensure RMEF’s continued success in the years to come,” said Philip Barrett, RMEF chairman of the board. “David and his family have become... Read More

RMEF Conserves Wisconsin Elk Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation permanently protected key elk habitat in Wisconsin elk country by first acquiring and then conveying a 360-acre inholding to Jackson County Forest. “This is a crucial transaction because it prevents the potential of development and fragmentation within an area that is vital to Wisconsin’s newest elk herd,” said Blake... Read More

RMEF Soars to 9th Straight Year of Record Membership

MISSOULA, Mont.—Riding a wave of conservation success, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation enters 2018 with 227,650 members, marking its ninth consecutive year of record membership growth. “This continual sustained growth is a reflection of our on-the-ground conservation mission and improved advocacy and outreach efforts,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We are grateful to... Read More

Kimber Donates $50,000 to RMEF’s Conservation Mission

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation accepted a $50,000 donation from Kimber in response to strong sales of the Kimber Camp Guard 10. “We appreciate and value the support of our partners at Kimber,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “This donation is evidence of both Kimber’s support of our conservation mission and... Read More

New Format, More Prize Money at 2018 World Elk Calling Championships

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will unveil its own version of March Madness at the 2018 World Elk Calling Championships. Similar to the popular basketball tournament, competitors will now face off in a bracketed format. “We are excited to unveil this new format as it will increase elk calling skills and boost friendly rivalries,”... Read More

$25,000 Donation to Kick Off New Montana Public Access Program

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation contributed $25,000 to the Montana Public Land Access Network, a new program that will promote public access in the state of Montana. “Access to quality wildlife habitat is one of the most important challenges facing hunters in Montana. All too often, land ownership patterns prevent hunters and others from... Read More