March 22, 2017

Panel: Ballooning Federal Estate a Primary Barrier to Modernizing Infrastructure on Federal Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2017 – Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on ways to improve infrastructure and management at the National Park Service (NPS) and the Forest Service (USFS). “A reasonable person might conclude that federal agencies with deferred maintenance backlogs of $6 billion [USFS] and $12 billion [NPS] should […]

RMEF National Convention Celebrates Mission Accomplishment

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk celebrated conservation milestones and mission accomplishment at its just-completed 2017 national convention in Nashville, Tennessee. “We felt a tangible surge of energy and excitement from our volunteers, members and partners in attendance,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We will convert that excitement into further expanding our conservation work […]

Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Protected, Access Improved in Oregon

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: MISSOULA, Mont.—The largest private inholding in Oregon’s most popular and biggest wilderness area is now in public hands and open to public access thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. The project permanently protects 471 acres adjacent to […]

RMEF to Launch Next Generation in Media for All Things Elk

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to introduce the Elk Network, a new online media platform that will serve as a complete source of information for all things elk and elk country. “This online digital platform is several years in the making,” said Steve Decker, […]

Comments on Some of Maine’s Proposed Hunting/Fishing Rule Changes

For what it’s worth, I was reading George Smith’s article that listed some of the proposed pieces of legislation in Maine that he deemed perhaps interesting. I thought I would offer my two cents worth on some of them. To be completely forthcoming on this, I have not taken the time to pull up each […]

RMEF Surpasses 7 Million Acre Conservation Milestone

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation capped 2016, a year filled with several organizational conservation milestones, by surpassing seven million acres in lifetime land protection and habitat enhancement projects. “This is a tremendous accomplishment that strikes at the very heart of our conservation mission. It is a […]

Wildlife Habitat Permanently Protected in Colorado

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with conservation-minded landowners and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to permanently protect 1,742 acres of prime elk and greater sage grouse habitat in northwest Colorado. The project also improves public hunting in a limited draw unit. “We appreciate landowners […]

Colorado Elk Herd in the Crosshairs

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is raising a word of warning about a “quiet” movement in Colorado seeking to place wolves on the landscape. It also has grave concerns about the tactics used by environmentalists and animal rights groups behind such efforts. A representative of a […]

An Open Letter To President Donald Trump

*Editor’s Note* – The views expressed in the accompanied “Open Letter” may not totally express the opinions of this editor. Thank you. Dear President Trump;   There are millions of us in this country who truly hope that you were sincere and honest about appointing a commission to investigate Hillary and Bill Clinton, and to […]

RMEF Maintains Stance: No Sale or Transfer of Public Lands

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation maintains its long-standing stance in adamantly opposing the sale or transfer of federal lands to states. “We have always been against the sale or transfer of our public lands but now we’re seeing some western state legislatures mulling or taking action […]