Nevada Wildlife Habitat Gets $1.3 Million Upgrade

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its conservation partners supplied $1,303,059 to improve habitat for elk, mule deer and other wildlife across Nevada as well as support youth hunting heritage and outdoor recreation efforts.

RMEF supplied $239,102 that leveraged $1,063,957 in partner funding.

“Two of the bigger challenges facing elk and other species in Nevada are a lack of water and expanding pinyon and junipers that crowd out sagebrush and other forage,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This grant funding helps address those issues while also helping to restore a landscape impacted by wildfire.”

Nevada is home to 12 RMEF chapters and nearly 3,500 members.

“We would not have this grant funding if not for RMEF volunteers who plan and host fundraising banquets. To them, we say, ‘Thank you,’” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO.

Dating back to 1988, RMEF and its partners completed 295 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Nevada with a combined value of more than $29.9 million. These projects conserved or enhanced 475,137 acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to 56,361 acres.

Click here to view the complete list of the 2023-funded projects.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded more than 39 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved more than 8.7 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at or 800-CALL ELK.