RMEF Supports Sheehan Appointment

MISSOULA, Mont.—Greg Sheehan, director of Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, has been named deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and as its acting director until one is nominated and confirmed. “RMEF is pleased to endorse a wildlife professional who supports and understands the issues we face in the American West with... Read More


Renowned Conservationist, RMEF Promote Relevance of Hunting

MISSOULA, Mont.—In an effort to promote a wider public conversation about the positive connections between hunting and wildlife conservation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation partnered with widely-respected conservationist and wildlife researcher Shane Mahoney to release a timely and evocative short film titled Relevance. The video, which discusses the modern relevance of hunting traditions, especially in... Read More


Elk Habitat Conserved in Washington’s Lewis River Watershed

MISSOULA, Mont.—Nearly 4,500 acres of prime wildlife habitat in southwestern Washington are permanently protected and opened to public access thanks to ongoing collaborative efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and PacifiCorp, an electric utility company. “This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This forestland is crucial habitat for Roosevelt... Read More


RMEF Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is commemorating 33 years of carrying out its conservation mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “We are deeply indebted to and grateful for men and women who had the foresight, energy and perseverance to establish this organization for the benefit... Read More


RMEF Salutes Volunteers

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to recognize and honor its conservation army of 11,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week. “We cannot express how grateful we are for good men and women who do so much for elk and elk country,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “They work tirelessly on their... Read More


Wildlife Habitat Protected, Access Improved in Nevada

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a conservation-minded landowner, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to protect 4,500 acres of key wildlife habitat in northeast Nevada via a voluntary conservation easement agreement. The project also improves access to nearly 19,000 acres of adjacent public land.... Read More


Small Utah Project Has Big Public Access Dividends

MISSOULA, Mont.—Sportsmen and women now have permanent access to 3,800 acres of National Forest land in central Utah thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Back Country Horsemen of Utah and Emery County. “This project shows how working together can bring about improved public access that benefits... Read More