Elk NetworkRMEF Colorado Conservation Project Receives Funding Boost

General | April 9, 2024

Below is portion of a news release from the Department of Interior.

The Department of the Interior and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $11.8 million for 10 projects in seven states that will help restore habitat connectivity and secure key migration corridors for wildlife in the American West. A total of $3 million in grants and $8.8 million in matching contributions will be invested to protect migratory species like elk, mule deer, and pronghorn and their habitats in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming.

“Healthy habitats and interconnected spaces to live and roam are key for the sustainability of species,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.

Protecting Migration Corridors via the Wolf Mountain VII Conservation Easement 

Grantee: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Grant Amount: $100,000

Matching Funds: $1,977,882

Total Project Amount: $2,077,882

Conserve vital aspen woodlands, sagebrush, and riparian habitat, as well as a migration corridor and pathway for two of Colorado’s largest migratory herds. Project will permanently protect approximately 1,630 acres of migration corridors for elk and winter range for mule deer, secure habitat connectivity through the valley bottom and highly developable lands near State Highway 40, protect five stream miles, and support a host of other wildlife, including greater sage grouse.

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(Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)