Wildlife Habitat Conserved in Wyoming

MISSOULA, Mont.—A family in southeast Wyoming teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to permanently protect 133 acres of important elk habitat. “Fred and Stephanie Lindzey have always cherished the wildlife values of their land during their more than three decades of ownership,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We appreciate their desire... Read More

RMEF Grants Improve Minnesota Elk Country

MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk habitat and hunting heritage programs in Minnesota received a boost thanks to nearly $38,000 in grant funding from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The ten 2018 projects benefitted Beltrami, Brown, Kittson, Le Sueur, Marshall, Morrison, Nicollet and Sibley Counties. There are also three projects of statewide benefit. “Minnesota’s elk range is interspersed among... Read More

Les Schwab Steps Up Support of RMEF

MISSOULA, Mont.—Les Schwab Tire Centers, a long-time supporter and sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, will do even more in 2019 to assist the conservation organization’s mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “Les Schwab has a long history of both valuing and backing our mission... Read More

RMEF Recognizes Conservation Partners

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation tips its hat to the sponsors of its Access Elk Country Initiative and Elk Country Legacy program that help fund and support its conservation mission. “These organizations are among the cream of the crop of outdoor industry leaders. They genuinely care and demonstrate that by taking action to benefit... Read More

More Wildlife Habitat Protected in Idaho

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a north Idaho landowner who appreciates the wildlife values of their land to permanently protect nearly 1,000 acres of prime habitat. “We are grateful that the Barbieri family believes in the importance of conservation and has an appreciation of wildlife and our mission,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF... Read More

Wildlife Habitat Management Wins in Court

MISSOULA, Mont.—A U.S. District Court judge ruled a habitat management project in west-central Montana designed to benefit wildlife will go forward as planned. The Johnny Crow Project will utilize prescribed burning and the removal of invasive junipers into grasslands in the Elkhorn Mountains as part of an effort to rejuvenate forage for elk and other... Read More

$400K in RMEF Grants Spice Up Idaho Elk Country

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $396,140 in grant funding for habitat stewardship work, research and hunting heritage projects in Idaho. “There is a substantial need for scientific data to get a better handle on struggling elk populations in parts of Idaho,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This grant funding also assists... Read More

Bigger, Better Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo Coming to Las Vegas

MISSOULA, Mont.—The biggest western lifestyle bash of the year is almost here and the 2018 version promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, presented by Cinch, begins its 10-day run in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) December 6-15 in Las Vegas.... Read More

RMEF Reaches 100 Projects in Tennessee Elk Country

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $37,916 in grant funding to benefit elk habitat and hunting heritage efforts in Tennessee. “We are grateful for the support of our 2,200 members across Tennessee and our volunteers among eight chapters who dedicate their time and talents to raise these funds for elk and elk habitat in... Read More