$1.1 Million in Funding Benefits Elk Habitat, Hunting Heritage Across America’s Heartland

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation collaborated with nearly two dozen partners to provide $1,134,098 for 12 wildlife habitat, hunting heritage or wildlife management projects in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. RMEF contributed $82,248 in funding that leveraged an additional $1,051,850 in partner dollars. “There are wild, free-ranging elk herds in 28... Read More


Access Greatly Improved to Remote Idaho Elk Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont. — It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands as well. Originally donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, it is now known as the Joseph Plains Wildlife... Read More


Bronson Named RMEF Director of Government Affairs

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome Ryan Bronson as its director of government affairs. “Ryan has a lengthy and successful history advocating for hunting and conservation,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “In this day and age, advocating on behalf of our stakeholders is increasingly vital to our... Read More


Idaho Elk Habitat Protected, Public Access Improved

MISSOULA, Mont. — Ninety acres of prime elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access in northern Idaho. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and partners worked with private landowners to purchase and convey their property to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). “This is a unique project that touches on... Read More


Utah Wildlife Habitat, Migration Corridor Permanently Protected

MISSOULA, Mont. — Nearly 4,900 acres of prime elk habitat in northcentral Utah is now forever protected thanks to a conservation-minded landowner, the USDA Forest Service, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL), and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “This action by the Simonsen family to place a conservation easement on their land... Read More


Elk, Habitat in Southeastern States Get $500,000 Boost

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners contributed $508,392 in funding for 13 wildlife habitat enhancement, research and hunting heritage projects in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. RMEF directly granted $191,102 in funding that leveraged an additional $317,290 in partner dollars. “To help elk populations continue to strengthen... Read More


RMEF Salutes Conservation Partners

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation carried out meaningful and measurable conservation work in 2020 thanks to strong support from its sponsors. “We are able to accomplish our mission through the collective support of our volunteers, members, donors and our conservation partners,” said Steve Decker, RMEF chief revenue officer. “Our partners are leading... Read More


RMEF Names Riza Lesser as New Managing Director of Marketing

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce Riza Lesser as the new managing director of marketing, effective February 26, 2021. “I am honored to be joining the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation team. I truly believe they are the most respected wildlife conservation organization in the country,” said Lesser. “As a... Read More


New Easement Clears Way for Public Access to Wyoming Mountains

MISSOULA, Mont. — Hunters, anglers and others will soon have access to more than 32,900 acres of previously difficult to reach public land in the Sublette Mountain Range of western Wyoming. Working in partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and others, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation assisted with the purchase of an... Read More


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Roars into 2021

MISSOULA, Mont. — In 2020, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation put millions of dollars on the ground in support of its mission. Those funds protected and enhanced more elk habitat, opened and improved access to more public land, and worked to ensure our hunting heritage. “2020 was certainly a challenging and uncharted year,” said Kyle... Read More