Elk Network‘Elk Country Legacy’ Partners Help Conserve America’s Elk Country

News Releases | April 12, 2024

MISSOULA, Mont. — As the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation looks ahead to its 40th anniversary next month, it thanks its Elk Country Legacy partners who support all facets of its mission.

“As stewards of the land, RMEF is actively engaged to conserve crucial habitat for elk, mule deer, moose, black bears, pronghorn antelope and many other wildlife species,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “The success of our Elk Country Legacy program only happens through the support of outdoor industry leaders like Benelli, Browning, Fiocchi, Grand View Outdoors, SCHEELS and Winchester, all of whom share our commitment to conservation.”

In 2023 alone, thanks to a collaborative effort, RMEF conserved or enhanced 233,993 acres of wildlife habitat. RMEF also committed $5.7 million that leveraged $26.7 million in partner dollars for habitat enhancement and wildlife management projects and combined with all partners to allocate more than $6.5 million for wildlife research.

Elk Country Legacy shines a spotlight on ongoing conservation projects throughout the United States. By highlighting these endeavors, the campaign aims to inspire RMEF members as well as outdoorsmen and women to take an active role to safeguard our natural resources and support hunting heritage.

Click here to view the latest surrounding these efforts.

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.