Elk NetworkPartners Help RMEF Open/Improve Access to 78,000 Acres

News Releases | March 5, 2024

(Photo credit: Jose Alonso)

MISSOULA, Mont. — Hunters, anglers and others who enjoy the outdoors have access to nearly 78,000 more acres of public and private lands to use in 2024 than they did a year ago.  

In 2023, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation completed 11 land conservation and access projects in nine different states that opened or improved public access to 77,960 acres (or 121.8 square miles) in eight states. RMEF wishes to recognize its Access Elk Country sponsors for their continued support of this vital program. 

Sponsors include ALPS OutdoorZ, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, Davis Tent, Kenetrek, Kimber, Warne Scope Mounts and Yamaha.  

“Our focus on creating and improving public access dates back to our founding and remains an ongoing, day-to-day emphasis to who we are as a conservation organization,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We’re grateful for our Access Elk Country sponsors, as well as our members, volunteers and the outdoor community as a whole, for their engagement and support.”  

2023 Land Conservation & Access Projects  

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: 

Founded in 1984 and fueled by hunters, RMEF has conserved more than 8.9 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 rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.