Wyoming Elk Habitat is $4.5 Million Richer Thanks to RMEF
Nicolas Lenze 08.30.21
Wyoming contains some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Making the most use out of these landscapes are the animals and creatures who live there. In an effort to get more people involved in using these wonderful resources, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners granted $4.5 million for elk habitat enhancement in Wyoming.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners contributed $4,661,962 in grant funding for wildlife habitat enhancement, research and other projects to improve public access and promote hunting across Wyoming. RMEF directly granted $220,700 that leveraged an additional $4,441,262 in partner dollars.
“This funding will help rejuvenate ailing aspen stands, remove encroaching conifers that overtake historic forage and help pay for other treatments to improve habitat for elk and other wildlife,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “In addition to assisting with research, it also opens more private land for hunters and anglers to use and enjoy.”
RMEF and Partners Grant $4.5 Million to Wyoming Elk Habitat
With an initial grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation of $220,700, they were able to secure a total of $4,441,262 for the projects. This grant will directly benefit Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Johnson, Lincoln, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, and Teton Counties. There are a total of 17 projects, four of which are addressing statewide conservation efforts. In the past 35 years, the RMEF and its partners have raised a staggering $168.8 million for projects in Wyoming. Approximately 1.2 million acres of elk habitat have been protected through the efforts of the RMEF and other organizations.
Make sure you take a look at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation website to learn more about the work and how you can contribute. They also maintain pages on all of your favorite social platforms. Give them a like or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Let’s take care of these animals together.