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News Releases | February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

Conservation Partners Support RMEF’s Mission

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation wishes to show its appreciation for the sponsors of its Access Elk Country Initiative and Elk Country Legacy program.

“These businesses are not just organizations that value RMEF’s on-the-ground work, they are industry leaders that demonstrate passion and vision in supporting conservation, public access and our hunting heritage,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We consider them conservation partners.”

2017 conservation highlights:

  • New Mexico project improves access to 12,000 acres
  • Oregon project maintains access to 43,000 acres
  • Pennsylvania project conserves habitat, increases public access
  • Washington project conserves elk, riparian habitat
  • Montana project conserves wildlife habitat, improves public access
  • Colorado project protects elk habitat
  • Nevada project protects habitat, improves access to 19,000 acres
  • Wyoming project conserves elk habitat
  • Utah project opens access to 3,800 acres


The Elk Country Legacy campaign encompasses all facets of RMEF’s mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Its sponsors include Bass Pro Shops, Browning, Cabela’s, Grand View Media, Mathews, Mossy Oak, Remington and Winchester.  

RMEF’s Access Elk Country Initiative seeks to increase public access and find common-sense and common-ground solutions to local access challenges. In 2017 alone, RMEF opened or improved access to nearly 111,000 acres of public land. Access Elk Country sponsors include ALPS, Bushnell, Gerber, Kimber, Winchester, Yamaha and YETI.