RMEF Protects 1,000 Acres of Elk Habitat in South Dakota

   09.16.21

RMEF Protects 1,000 Acres of Elk Habitat in South Dakota

Our ever-increasing determination to protect our natural resources has just scored another win. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in collaboration with one conservation-minded family scored that “W.” Thanks to them, nearly 1,000 acres of South Dakota prairie grasses and foothill grassland are now protected. These lands act as a habitat for more than 800 elk as well as other animals.

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The wildlife values of nearly 1,000 acres in South Dakota elk country are now protected thanks to a conservation-minded family.

“We appreciate and commend the Jarding family for contacting us and entering into a voluntary conservation agreement for the benefit of their land, elk and other wildlife,” said Kyle Weaver, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation president and CEO. “This action serves to cement the Jarding’s strong conservation ethic and vision they already maintain.”

RMEF Protects 1,000 Acres of Elk Habitat in South Dakota

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The Argyle Canyon property sits in the southwest of South Dakota. Thanks to the Jarding family and the work of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the 965-acre property is now protected. This land is home to more than just elk. This effort protects the habitat of pronghorn antelope, mule deer, wild turkey, and more. More than conserving what’s there, this is an effort to improve. These programs include encouraging native tree growth and improving pollinator habitats.

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As always, please take a trip to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s website. There, you can keep up to date on efforts by the non-profit, as well as learn how you can help. Donate, volunteer, or simply spread the word to others about the importance of conservation. Don’t forget to follow the RMEF on all of their social media pages. They can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you’d like to find out more about visiting South Dakota, head to the state’s official website.

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