The U.S. National Forest Service recently launched a new webpage that features the history and biology of elk while also highlighting its accomplishments in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Since 1987, RMEF and the USFS completed 3,452 conservation and hunting heritage projects with a combined value of more than $315 million. That work includes 108 land protection and access projects, 2,686 habitat enhancement projects, 365 wildlife management projects, 119 research studies and 174 hunting heritage and conservation outreach projects.
Additionally, the projects protected or enhanced more than 3.5 million acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to more than 344,000 acres of public land.
RMEF also works with the Bureau of Land Management, state wildlife agencies and a vast array of conservation, wildlife, sportsmen and women, and other groups for the benefit of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.
(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)