RMEF Access Project a Win for Hunters, Hikers and Wildlife

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) acquired 620 acres of critical public access and prime wildlife habitat, including elk habitat, along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front within the boundary of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. RMEF then conveyed the property to the USFS. Not only does the... Read More

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... Read More

RMEF Lauds Congressional Reps for Rectifying Google Snafu

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) would like to thank Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) for taking swift action to rectify an issue with Google Ads. “We greatly appreciate the immediate actions of Representative Gianforte and Senator Daines,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “As Montanans and sportsmen, they... Read More

Oregon Elk, Habitat Get $355,000 in RMEF Grants

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided $355,128 in grants to fund nearly two dozen habitat enhancement and elk research projects in Oregon. The projects benefit 10,317 acres of wildlife habitat across Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Yamhill Counties. One of the... Read More

RMEF Elk Camp & Mountain Festival to Feature Exceptional Entertainment

MISSOULA, Mont.—Open air entertainment, live podcasts, hunting film premieres, the Total Archery Challenge experience, elk hunting and cooking seminars, interactive exhibits, raffles and auctions, outdoor events, the World Elk Calling Championships and much more. It all happens under the blue skies at 7,000 feet in the heart of elk country. The 2019 RMEF Elk Camp, presented... Read More

RMEF Warns of Colorado Wolf Reintroduction Ballot Initiative

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is signaling a warning about an organized ballot initiative effort just underway in Colorado seeking to forcibly introduce gray wolves into the state. “To be clear, RMEF strongly opposes the forced introduction of gray wolves to Colorado,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We have witnessed 20 plus... Read More

RMEF Applauds Senate Confirmation of Interior Secretary Bernhardt

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports the confirmation of David Bernhardt as the new secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI). “Secretary Bernhardt is an avid outdoorsman and elk hunter who values and appreciates conservation in line with our mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,”... Read More

Volunteers Contribute $24 Million in Value to RMEF Mission

MISSOULA, Mont.—How valuable are volunteers for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation? In 2018, the value of their donated time and labor equates to $24.1 million. “The monetary value of $24.1 million in time and labor is staggeringly impressive, but honestly what our volunteers do for RMEF’s mission is truly priceless,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president... Read More

1,453 Acres of Wildlife Habitat Now in Public 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... Read More

Nebraska Elk Country Conserved, Permanently Protected

MISSOULA, Mont.—More than 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat is now permanently protected thanks to a series of conservation easements placed on private land by the Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) with important funding provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “We are grateful for our NLT partners for spearheading this vital conservation work,” said Kyle Weaver,... Read More