Below is a Tracking the RMEF-New Mexico project highlighted in the January-February 2024 issue of Bugle magazine.
West of Socorro, State Road 12 skirts the flanks of Horse Mountain where it meets the Plains of St. Augustine. Wildlife often cross this pavement to get to water on the private-land flats, and some get struck.
To help keep elk, pronghorns, mule deer and other game on public land and off the highway, RMEF volunteers helped replace an old metal water tank with two 5,000-gallon poly tanks, a metal rain and snow catchment and a rubber-tire drinker.
A $12,000 RMEF grant also aided this effort.
(Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)