Elk NetworkVolunteers Improve Nevada Elk Country

Conservation | September 28, 2018

In April of 2017, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a private landowner and other partners to permanently protect 4,500 acres of wildlife habitat in northeast Nevada. The Wildhorse project also improved access to almost 19,000 acres of adjacent public land.

Below is a Facebook post highlighting how RMEF volunteers returned to the site to roll up their sleeves and work alongside family members to improve the landscape.

In late August, the Sugarloaf Fire rolled through the Wildhorse Ranch, 60 miles north of Elko, Nevada. It burned more than 80% of the ranch, including a house and 24 miles of fence.

On Saturday, September 22nd, five RMEF volunteers, Deea Van Der Dussen, Rob Harden, Carl Steinberg, Brandon Borom and (RMEF Regional Director) Les Smith, joined the Borsini family to remove four miles of burned fence. Day one was dedicated to removing staples and clips to get the wire loose. Day two, we removed 2,500 fence posts.

Thank you RMEF volunteers, for giving up a weekend to make this project happen!