Wisconsin Elk Habitat, Public Access Get $340K Boost from RMEF

   11.09.22

Wisconsin Elk Habitat, Public Access Get $340K Boost from RMEF

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is back at it again being one of the best stewards imaginable from coast-to-coast, and this time their generosity is touching home in Wisconsin. The RMEF has donated a huge amount for Wisconsin elk habitat, public access, and hunting heritage work to the tune of $340,000.

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) was able to donate $111,535, and that extremely generous donation was then able to be leveraged for an additional $227,895 in conservation partner funding for 25 different projects. These donated dollars will be able to be spread across 17 different counties throughout the state of Wisconsin to help the growth and conservation of Wisconsin elk.

Missoula, Montana – Wisconsin’s elk population will have better forage and hunters and wildlife watchers will get improved access to elk country thanks to the latest round of grant funding supplied by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners.

“We remain committed to ensuring the future of elk in Wisconsin just as we have been for more than three decades now,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “These grant dollars go on the ground to bolster habitat that benefit elk and a wide range of other wildlife and plant species in the state’s northern and southern elk zones.”

Specific types of work include establishing and enhancing forest openings, forest thinning, invasive weed treatment, seeding, oak and aspen enhancement, improving trails and roads for access, research to better understand elk calf mortality and habitat usage, and support for camps, mentored hunts and other programs that further hunting and conservation.

Wisconsin is home to more than 11,200 RMEF members and 24 chapters.

“It’s our dedicated volunteer base that makes this allocation possible,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We recognize and thank them for generating this funding by hosting fundraising banquets and other activities.”

Founded more than 38 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved more than 8.5 million acres for elk and other wildlife. It is amazing what so many chapters and their organization has been able to accomplish through their stewardship, generosity, and conservation. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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