RMEF to Host 40th Anniversary Celebration and Volunteer Rally in 2024
Four decades to the month after its founding, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host a celebration to recognize 40 years of its volunteers and conservation accomplishments. The gathering is scheduled for May 3-4, 2024, in Missoula, Montana.
The gathering will feature various events, activities and celebrations including the return of Volunteer Fun Night with chapter and volunteer award presentations, capped off with an RMEF celebration banquet on May 4.
“This truly is a reason to celebrate,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We look forward to welcoming scores of volunteers, members and so many other individuals, outdoor industry supporters and dignitaries to mark this occasion with us.”
Four elk hunters founded RMEF on May 14, 1984, in Troy, Montana. At that time, there were approximately 550,000 elk in North America. Since then, RMEF and its partners completed nearly 14,000 conservation and hunting heritage projects that conserved or enhanced more than 8.6 million acres. Those projects also opened or improved public access to more than 1.5 million acres of land. And today, the North American elk population numbers more than 1.1 million.
“We never would have or could have imagined that such a simple idea would evolve into so much conservation accomplishment across the country. It truly is a tremendous blessing,” said Charlie Decker, RMEF co-founder.
Registration will open later in 2023. More details will be announced as the celebration draws closer. Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE!