Johnson, Vavra Join RMEF Board of Directors

MISSOULA, Mont.—Kent Johnson and Dr. Martin Vavra are the newest members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Board of Directors. “Marty and Kent bring a wide diversity of knowledge and life experience that will be of tremendous benefit to the board and our shared conservation mission,” said Nancy Holland, RMEF president and CEO.  The primary... Read More

Grant Funding Benefits Washington Elk, Wildlife Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $276,491 in grant funding toward 15 habitat enhancement and hunting heritage projects in the state of Washington. The projects positively impact nearly 15,000 acres of wildlife habitat across Asotin, Chelan, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Garfield, Kittitas, Skamania, Stevens and Yakima Counties. “Overly thick forest stands and noxious weeds crowd... Read More

Montana Elk Habitat Conserved, Open to Public Access

MISSOULA, Mont.—What was previously a 262-acre parcel of private property within the boundaries of a national forest in central Montana is now in the public’s hands thanks to a conservation-minded family and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “We appreciate the Jennings family for their desire to permanently protect the vital wildlife values of their property,... Read More

Jacobsen Reclaims World Elk Calling Championship

MISSOULA, Mont.—Corey Jacobsen captured his ninth career title at the 2018 World Elk Calling Championships March 16-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Sportsmen’s Expositions. “The RMEF World Elk Calling Championships have always been a solid foundation for exposing people to elk hunting and elk calling,”... Read More

RMEF Supports Inaugural Wisconsin Elk Hunt

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation congratulates the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on its decision to institute Wisconsin’s first-ever managed elk hunt later this year. “This is the culmination of more than two decades of elk-related conservation work,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “RMEF has been involved with reintroduction efforts in... Read More

RMEF Endowment Makes $7.7 Million Difference for Elk Country (So Far)

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Torstenson Family Endowment (TFE) and the wide-ranging impact it continues to leave on elk country from coast to coast.  “Since its establishment five years ago, the TFE has allowed us to accelerate timely impactful on-the-ground conservation work benefitting elk and elk country... Read More

Elk Camp to Feature World Class Entertainment, Mahoney, Zinke, Film Premieres

MISSOULA, Mont.—A world-renowned conservationist, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, the world premiere of high-end hunting films and four musicians who know their way around the country music charts highlight the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2018 Elk Camp. RMEF’s annual national convention takes place March 15-18 in Phoenix, Arizona. “This may be the most diverse... Read More

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