The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is working with several partners to determine the feasibility of placing more elk in eastern Minnesota.
“We worked to identify and encompass areas with few major roads, little agriculture, lots of public land and forest land where timber harvest is a priority land use,” Mike Schrage, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa biologist, told the Duluth News Tribune.
The elk restoration plan currently focuses on Carlton, St. Louis and Pine Counties which is comprised of county, state, tribal and possibly Superior National Forest lands. The project received funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Fond du Lac Band and the RMEF.
(Photo Source: Northeastern Minnesota Elk Research)