MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation released the following statement after the U.S. House passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 310-107.
“The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation commends House membership for standing in support of conservation. This measure provides permanent and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund which ensures public access to outdoor recreation resources. It also provides money to federal, state and local government entities to purchase land, water and wetlands as a benefit for wildlife and all Americans, as well as much-needed resources to address maintenance and infrastructure issues on federal lands,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We now look forward to President Trump following through on his intention to promptly sign this monumental legislation into law.”
The Senate approved the measure (73-25) on June 17.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded more than 36 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 235,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 8 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.