Montana Gets $3.6 Million from RMEF for Conservation, Hunting Heritage

   11.01.22

Montana Gets $3.6 Million from RMEF for Conservation, Hunting Heritage

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is known nation-wide for their tremendous works of stewardship, generosity, and improvement of wildlife habitat for all animals. One of their most recent monetary donations that will go an incredibly long way was to Montana with a $3.6 Million donation that will go towards conservation and hunting heritage in Montana.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) Coverage on AllOutdoor

With the $3.6 Million donation from the RMEF, Montana will be able to affect tremendous change throughout their state including 44 different projects throughout numerous counties. The full listing of projects can be found on the RMEF’s website HERE. Their Press Release is listed below as well:

MISSOULA, Montana – Help is on the way for Montana’s elk, elk habitat and efforts to maintain and grow the state’s traditional hunting lifestyle. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners allocated $3,664,902 for 44 different projects that support conservation and outdoor activities across the state.

“Enhancing habitat is paramount to our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Wildfires burned nearly 54,000 acres of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest in 2021. Some of this funding will replace scorched wildlife water developments, fencing and treat invasive weeds that crowd out natural vegetation relied upon by elk and other wildlife.”

The project is part of RMEF’s continuing $1 million commitment for wildfire restoration and is one of nearly two dozen Montana projects focused on improving wildlife habitat. There are also 20 projects that help archery and recreational shooting teams, mentored hunts and other outdoor-related efforts.

RMEF supplied $1,018,908 in funding that leveraged $2,645,994 in partner dollars.

“We would not be able to put this funding on the ground if it weren’t for dedicated RMEF volunteers who freely give their time to plan and host fundraising banquets across Montana,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “To them we say, ‘Thank you.’”

Since 1985, RMEF and its partners completed 1,226 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Montana with a combined value of more than $209.7 million. These projects conserved and enhanced 919,895 acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to 358,309 acres.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is one of our country’s largest and most impactful groups for conservation, stewardship, and hunting heritage surrounding our great wild animals and the outdoors. It is wonderful to see them in action. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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