Elk NetworkRMEF Salutes Conservation Partners

News Releases | February 16, 2021

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation carried out meaningful and measurable conservation work in 2020 thanks to strong support from its sponsors.

“We are able to accomplish our mission through the collective support of our volunteers, members, donors and our conservation partners,” said Steve Decker, RMEF chief revenue officer. “Our partners are leading brands in the outdoors industry. They see eye-to-eye with us in supporting our mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. For that, we are extremely grateful.”

Sponsors of RMEF’s Elk Country Legacy program, which reflects all aspects of RMEF’s mission, include Browning, Grand View Media, Mossy Oak, Sportsman’s Guide and Winchester.

Since 1984, RMEF opened or improved access to more than 1.3 million acres of public land. Access Elk Country sponsors include ALPS, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, Bushnell, Gerber, Kimber and Yamaha.

Below is a sampling of RMEF’s 2020 conservation highlights.

Colorado – small project that improves access to 8,500 acres

Conservation Funding – played intimate role in the Land and Water Conservation Fund receiving full and permanent funding

Lifetime Milestone – topped 8 million acres in mission accomplishment

Michigan – assisted to protect/open access to 597 acres in the heart of the state’s elk range

Montana – 3,450-acre project protected/opened to public access

New Mexico – elk migration corridor protected/opened to public access

Research – 15 states received $5.6 million from RMEF & partners

Washington – 5,600-acre project protected/opened to public access

Wyoming – Grand Canyon of the Black Hills project opens/improves access to 12,000+ acres

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded more than 36 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 231,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 8.1 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.