Wildlife Habitat Protected Thanks to South Dakota Family

MISSOULA, Mont. — A conservation-minded family with a long history of safeguarding the wildlife values of its land collaborated with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to permanently protect an additional 3,163 acres of South Dakota habitat. “We salute Jim Scull and his family and thank them for stewarding their land in such a way that... Read More


New Leadership, Members Join RMEF Board of Directors

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to announce its board of directors elected Mark Baker as its new chair. Baker, who previously served as vice chair, becomes RMEF’s 20th chair to lead the conservation organization. “I appreciate the opportunity to step up and serve this great organization in an even greater... Read More


New Mexico Elk Migration Corridor Protected, Opened to Access

MISSOULA, Mont. — Nearly 1,200 acres of vital elk winter range in northern New Mexico is now permanently protected and opened to public access. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with the Bureau of Land Management and three families to make it happen. “This is a crucial swath of land and a key migration corridor... Read More


RMEF Protects California Tule Elk Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont. — A 2,415-acre ranch in northcentral California featuring prime wildlife habitat is now permanently protected thanks to a collaborative conservation effort by the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a willing landowner. “This landscape is extremely important to ensure the future for... Read More


RMEF, Partners Contribute Nearly $300,000 to Benefit Nevada Elk

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners doled out $295,830 in grant funding to improve wildlife habitat and enhance Nevada’s hunting heritage. RMEF directly granted $66,500 and leveraged an additional $229,330 in partner dollars. “This grant funding helps address the invasion of pinyon and juniper trees continually pushing their way into... Read More


Wisconsin Receives $215K to Benefit Elk, Research and Hunting Heritage

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners contributed $215,067 in funding for 13 wildlife habitat enhancement, hunting heritage and research projects in Wisconsin. RMEF directly granted $79,794 in funding and leveraged an additional $135,273 in partner dollars. “Wisconsin has a deep and vibrant hunting tradition. We are grateful to be able... Read More


California Granted $6.6 Million to Benefit Elk, Research

MISSOULA, Mont. — California received $6,664,333 in grant funding from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners for habitat improvement, elk-related scientific research and hunting heritage projects. RMEF directly granted $326,616 and leveraged $6,337,717 in partner dollars. “Perhaps the most visible of these 11 projects is construction of the first structure of its kind... Read More


Elk Habitat Conserved in New Mexico

MISSOULA, Mont. — Thanks to the actions of conservation-minded landowners, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helped permanently protect 970 acres of important elk habitat in southcentral New Mexico. “We appreciate Gary and Laurie Fonay for their desire to reach out to us to place a conservation easement on their property,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president... Read More


RMEF Tops 8 Million Acres in Mission Accomplishment

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently surpassed more than eight million acres of lifetime conservation work over its 36-year history. “This is a noteworthy landmark and one worth celebrating, yet what we’re really talking about is significant, measureable on the ground conservation accomplishment that permanently protects or enhances wildlife habitat across elk... Read More


RMEF, Partners Award South Dakota $450,000

MISSOULA, Mont. — South Dakota received $450,154 in grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners for wildlife habitat enhancement and hunting heritage projects. RMEF directly granted $177,446 and leveraged an additional $272,708 in partner dollars. “These funds will help restore forest meadows, improve forage for elk and other wildlife, enhance forest health,... Read More