For hunters, anglers and others who enjoy experiencing the outdoors first-hand, it means everything. No access means no recreational opportunity.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is leading the drive to open the door to more than 26,000 acres of pristine elk habitat on public land in western Montana. Located along the Rocky Mountain Front between Augusta and Lincoln is a 442-acre private tract of land. On the border of it is the aptly named and scenic Falls Creek waterfall. A trail along Falls Creek has been closed to the public for years, preventing access to adjacent National Forest lands. Public access is so valued that it led to a dispute and a tragic shooting death on a nearby property.
RMEF is now working with a private landowner and several other partners to raise funds to restore access and purchase the property for inclusion in the adjacent Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. In addition to opening the 442 acres, the transaction provides a pathway to 26,000 acres of U.S. National Forest land as well as access to more than one mile of Falls Creek plus a new access point to the Dearborn River. Restoring access to the National Forest lands will allow wildlife managers to address an abundant elk population in Hunting District 422 and provide access to quality hunting.
Unlock Access to Falls Creek
If you value public access opportunity for everyone, join the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in its quest to open Falls Creek and 26,000 acres of elk country beyond it to everyone.
Your donation of $2,500 or more goes directly on the ground to help open access to Falls Creek.