RMEF Celebrates Landmark Conservation Milestone

MISSOULA, Mont. — Marking the most significant nationwide conservation milestone this century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is now permanently and fully funded. It happened after President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. “This is a landmark accomplishment and a tremendous victory for conservation!” said Kyle Weaver, Rocky Mountain... Read More


RMEF, Partners Award $2 Million in Idaho

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $2,047,704 of grant funding in Idaho to benefit habitat for elk and other wildlife as well as hunting heritage projects. RMEF directly granted $232,369 and leveraged an additional $1,815,335 in partner funding. “Idaho is home to key habitat for elk and other wildlife... Read More


RMEF Lauds House Approval of Landmark Conservation Legislation

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation released the following statement after the U.S. House passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 310-107. “The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation commends House membership for standing in support of conservation. This measure provides permanent and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund... Read More


RMEF Supports Recommendations for Conservation Priorities

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports a list of priorities authored by the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) to benefit and improve wildlife, habitat, public access and wildlife-associated recreation. The AWCP, a consortium of 50 conservation and hunting organizations including RMEF, spelled out the recommendations for the next White House administration and... Read More


RMEF Project Expands Public Access in Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. —Montana’s largest wildlife management area gained an additional 244 acres after the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with private landowners to purchase and convey their property to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP). “This is a prime example of a family that understands both the wildlife and public access values of their property,”... Read More



Wyoming Receives $7.2 Million for Conservation Work

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $7,256,274 of grant funding in Wyoming to enhance wildlife habitat, scientific research and hunting opportunities. RMEF directly granted $340,471 and leveraged an additional $6,915,803 in partner funding. “This is a monumental amount of funding that will help Wyoming’s elk as well as a... Read More


Montana Receives $2 Million to Benefit Wildlife Habitat, Research

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded Montana $2,197,843 in grant funding for wildlife habitat improvement, elk-related research and hunting heritage projects. RMEF directly granted $496,930 and leveraged an additional $1,700,013 in partner dollars. “This significant amount of funding allows so much quality on-the-ground habitat work to take place all... Read More


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