Elk NetworkRMEF Back at Work in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

Conservation | April 19, 2019

Eight months after the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation collaborated with the U.S. Forest and other partners to permanently protect important wildlife and riparian habitat in western Montana, RMEF provided funding for more habitat stewardship work in the immediate area.

A 250-acre prescribed burn in the Bass Creek Recreational Area near Stevensville stimulates native plant species important for big game winter forage.

The area is extremely popular for recreational use but will only be closed temporarily.

RMEF and its partners protected a 120-acre tract in the summer of 2018 that faced the threat of development. It is now protected, part of the Bass Creek Recreational Area and open to public access.

(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)