RMEF to Host Visitor Center Grand Reopening Celebration

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is welcoming back guests to its redesigned Elk Country Visitor Center with exclusive one-day specials. The grand reopening celebration on Friday, March 17, 2023, will include unique gear drops, hourly retail deals, giveaways, membership specials, raffles and even live podcasts. “We are thrilled to be opening our... Read More

RMEF Programmatic Partners Help Move Mission Forward

MISSOULA, Mont. — There are a lot of spokes in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s ever-advancing wheel of conservation. Among them are RMEF members and volunteers, state wildlife agencies, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, conservation and sportsmen groups, and many outdoor industry partners, including those in RMEF’s Elk Country Legacy and Access Elk... Read More

Les Schwab Extends Long-time Support of RMEF’s Mission

MISSOULA, Mont. — Strengthening a relationship that dates back more than two decades, Les Schwab Tire Centers donated $174,000 worth of new tires to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “This is an extremely generous gift that we will use to advance our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our... Read More

2022: Strength, Stability and Conservation Success

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation rolls into the new year with a robust and highlight-filled 2022 conservation resume. In addition to teaming up with partners to award more than $29 million dollars for habitat enhancement, including wildfire restoration, and wildlife management projects, RMEF conserved and improved access to near-record, single-year acreage totals... Read More

Congress Delivers Big Win for Deer, Elk and Hunters

MISSOULA, Mont. — Critical financial help is on the way for researchers and game managers dealing with chronic wasting disease (CWD). Congress included the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Research and Management Act within the Omnibus Budget Bill that passed prior to adjournment of the recently completed 117th session. “This funding to fight CWD was a... Read More

Pendleton Whisky Named “Official Whisky of RMEF”

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce Pendleton Whisky as its official whisky starting this month. Born in the iconic western town of Pendleton, Oregon, and named for the revered Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, Pendleton Whisky celebrates the spirit of the American cowboy and is known for its smooth taste and... Read More

Picturesque Elk Habitat Conserved in Wyoming

MISSOULA, Mont. — A stunningly scenic 507-acre swath of rich wildlife habitat in southern Wyoming is conserved thanks to a collaboration between a conservation-minded family and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “We recognize and appreciate Dennis and Cathy Faerber, long-time RMEF partner-landowners, for entering into this voluntary conservation agreement to protect the wildlife values of... Read More

Fred Lekse Named 2023 RMEF Board Chair

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce its board of directors elected Fred Lekse as its new chair. Lekse succeeds Mark Baker, whose term concluded December 31, 2022. “As a long-time supporter and life member, I truly appreciate everything RMEF stands for and its diligence in carrying out its mission,”... Read More

RMEF Helps Expand Montana’s Largest Wildlife Management Area

MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana’s largest wildlife management area offers more room to roam for hunters, anglers and others thanks to a collaborate effort led by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. RMEF teamed up with private landowners with a history of conserving and opening public access to elk habitat by acquiring and conveying 829 acres to... Read More