RMEF Celebrates 36 Years of Conservation

MISSOULA, Mont. — Thirty-six years to the day after four elk hunters in northwest Montana combined meager means with staunch perseverance to form the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the conservation movement advances on during challenging times. “It is almost like we’ve come full circle,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We live in unique... Read More


Leupold Named Official Optics Partner of RMEF

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to announce Leupold as its official optics partner. “The relentless pursuit of our mission matches Leupold’s relentless pursuit of being the number-one optics brand in the outdoor industry,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “Leupold strongly believes in and supports our conservation efforts to... Read More


Oregon Elk Habitat Gets $2.5 Million Upgrade

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $2,583,519 of grant funding in Oregon to benefit scientific wildlife research and enhance habitat for elk and other species. RMEF directly granted $270,000 and leveraged an additional $2,313,519 in partner funding. “This funding allows so much good to take place across the Oregon... Read More


Iconic Grand Canyon of the Black Hills Permanently Protected

MISSOULA, Mont. — A 10-mile stretch of critical elk and riparian habitat highlighted by Wyoming’s scenic Grand Canyon of the Black Hills is now permanently protected. The accomplishment represents a collaborative effort between landowners, Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI) and State Forestry, and conservation organizations including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The... Read More


RMEF, Partners Conserve 2,091 Acres of Key Wyoming Wildlife, Riparian Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition collaborated with private landowners to permanently protect 2,091 acres of vital habitat and ranchland in southern Wyoming. “We recognize and appreciate these families for their desire to forever protect... Read More


RMEF Celebrates its Volunteers

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation celebrates National Volunteer Week by saluting the heart of its nearly 36-year-old conservation organization – its volunteers. “Our mission success is a product of the time, effort and talents put forth by our volunteers,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “They raise critical funding and perform hands... Read More


Washington’s Forests, Elk Habitat Get $880K Upgrade

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $880,232 of grant funding toward Washington wildlife habitat enhancement and scientific research. RMEF directly granted $306,741 and leveraged an additional $573,491 in partner funding. “These funds will pay for a variety of treatments including forest thinning, meadow restoration, prescribed burning, noxious weed treatment,... Read More


Four Depart, Four Join RMEF Board of Directors

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation expresses sincere appreciation for four stalwarts who recently completed honorable service on its board of directors and welcomes four new members taking their place. “Philip Barrett, Mike Baugh, Bill Madison and Don Moss served RMEF, its members and volunteers in exemplary fashion,” said Fred Lekse, board chair.... Read More


RMEF Plays Intimate Role in Landmark Conservation Legislation

MISSOULA, Mont. — A recent Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conservation project played a prominent role in President Trump calling for full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The Senate just introduced a bill that creates permanent, full funding for LWCF. “It cannot be overstated how important this program is for the... Read More


Minnesota’s Wildlife Habitat, Hunting Heritage Get $212,000 Boost

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded Minnesota $212,975 in grant funding to enhance wildlife habitat and support various hunting heritage and outdoors-related projects. RMEF directly granted $62,175 and leveraged an additional $150,800 in partner dollars. “A portion of this funding directly targeted 500 acres in northern Minnesota to improve... Read More