October 16, 2013
Red Hill Dedication Ceremony (Lewistown, Mont.)
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation invites members of the media to attend a dedication ceremony on site of the Red Hill project on Wednesday, October 23. RMEF recently purchased a 40-acre parcel of private land in Fergus County for $190,000 that will improve public access to nearly 18,000 acres of the Lewis and Clark National Forest in the Big Snowy Mountains for hunters and others to enjoy. RMEF offered the parcel to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) for $50,000, in effect donating the remaining balance of $140,000 to FWP which will manage the land for hunting and other recreational enjoyment.
Who will attend: Members of the public, RMEF President/CEO David Allen, FWP Director Jeff Hagener, landowners, hunters, federal, state, local and business representatives
When: Wednesday, October 23 at 3 p.m.
Where: 22 miles south of downtown Lewistown on Red Hill Road/Route238. Click here for map.
In case of inclement weather, the location will shift to the FWP office located at 215 W. Aztec Drive near the Lewistown airport.
FWP is currently working at the site to provide an access road, parking lot and a trail to Forest Service land. Opportunities will be available to take photos/video, conduct one-on-one interviews and walk the trail to the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
“This strikes at the heart of what RMEF is all about,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We are committed to opening more land for hunting and other year-round recreational public access and now the gate is open for hunters to more easily access thousands of acres of elk country previously almost impossible to reach.”
Video and still images of the Red Hill project are available upon request.