Elk NetworkIdaho Volunteers Help Protect Elk Country

Conservation | June 28, 2018

Every person counts. Nowhere was that more evident than at a recent work project in southern Idaho. Nine Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation volunteers gathered on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest with their work gloves, shovels, drills and other tools to make a difference to elk and other wildlife.

Crew members rolled up their sleeves to construct and install a buck and rail fence to act as a deterrent for ATVs from accessing illegally-made routs. They also repaired a U.S. Forest Service road sign.

“Please express my great pleasure and sincere appreciation that RMEF members and volunteers are helping us do very valuable work,” said Liz Davy, District Ranger. “We are continuing to work on unmanaged motorized recreation in this district. We believe promoting education rather than hard-handed enforcement is the way to proceed.”