Washington Receives $1.9 Million For Conservation From RMEF
Nicolas Lenze 10.11.21
I have written more articles for AllOutdoor about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation than anything else. The organization seems to constantly push toward its conservation goals. Well, yet again, they’ve raised a large amount of money to protect our natural resources, this time in the Evergreen State. Making sure Washington receives its fair share, the RMEF and its partners have granted the state $1,900,848.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners contributed $1,900,848 in grant funding for wildlife habitat enhancement, research and hunting heritage efforts across Washington. RMEF directly granted $215,712 that leveraged an additional $1,685,136 in partner dollars.
Washington Receives $1.9 Million From RMEF and Partners
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation directly donated $215,712 to the cause. Using this money, the 23 RMEF chapters in Washington were able to wrangle up an additional $1,685,136. These grants directly fund research and conservation for almost 15,000 acres of Washington’s elk country. Spread among 11 projects, the funding will aid habitats in Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Skamania, and Yakima Counties. Four statewide projects are also on the docket. There are more than 14,000 RMEF members in the state. Thanks to these members and volunteers, local elk and other wildlife will continue to thrive, and these lands will be more conducive to outdoor recreation.
These efforts will include controlled burns, studying the movements of the elk, and the removal of hundreds of acres of noxious weeds. To find out more about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its mission, head over to their website. You will also find information on different ways to assist the organization with its goals. You can also follow RMEF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you’d like to learn about what Washington’s natural resources can offer you, take a look at the official state website. Keep conservation in your mind and enjoy the scenery!