conservation Archive

Animals and People Are Getting Fatter

I would guess that a certain percentage of fat people are fat because they are poor eaters, lazy and probably lack any actual willpower to do much of anything about maintaining some sense of good eating habits, blah, blah, blah. As much as all of us try to blame social decay for being fat, how

RMEF Conserves Vital Elk Habitat in Nevada

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with a conservation-minded landowner and the Southern Nevada Water Authority to permanently protect 1,480 acres of key elk habitat in eastern Nevada. The completed conservation easement was recently transferred to the RMEF. “This is exciting for elk country in Nevada because it marks our second conservation easement

RMEF Ready to Pull the Trigger on Season 3 of Team Elk

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s award-winning television show, RMEF Team Elk, returns to celebrate a third season of conservation and hunting on Sunday, July 7, at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Outdoor Channel. “Team Elk is much more than just a TV show,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “It features the best

Thought for Discussion Today

Most people will concur that climate change is ongoing and a “natural” phenomenon. Too many people actually believe that climate change is man-caused and occurs mostly through the generation of carbon dioxide and other, so-called, greenhouse gases. Here is my thoughtful question which can be discussed in the comments section. Environmentalists always portray the effects

RMEF Donation to Assist Montana Wolf Management

MISSOULA, Mont.–Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) accepted a $25,000 donation from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this week to assist with its state wolf management efforts. The focus of the funding is to expand FWP’s wolf collaring program in areas where the impact on elk, deer and other ungulates is particularly severe. Placing more

Key Elk Habitat Conserved, Open to Public Access in California

MISSOULA, Mont.–A stretch of crucial habitat for Tule elk in California is now protected and in public ownership thanks to a collaborative effort by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners. “This is a big win for elk, elk country, and the people in west-central California,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice president of Lands

RMEF to Fund Conservation Projects in 12 Oregon Counties

MISSOULA, Mont.–Improving forage quality and quantity for elk and other wildlife is the focus of 2013 grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for the state of Oregon. The grants total $215,790 and directly affect Benton, Douglas, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Tillamook, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Yamhill Counties. RMEF is also funding a hunting

RMEF Elk Camp Gets BIG Makeover!

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is making some significant changes to its 2014 annual convention known as Elk Camp. The RMEF Elk Camp will be held Wed., Dec. 3 through Sun., Dec. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. “This is not the traditional time of year for a conservation organization like ours to conduct

RMEF Receives Intervenor Status in Wyoming Wolf Lawsuit, Seeks Same in Another

MISSOULA, Mont.–A U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. granted the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s request to intervene in a lawsuit by animal rights groups seeking to return federal protection to Wyoming’s wolf population. That means the judge will consider RMEF’s arguments in the case. RMEF also filed to intervene in a similar lawsuit regarding Wyoming

RMEF Donation Puts Plot of Montana Land into the Public’s Hands

MISSOULA, Mont.–A 40 acre parcel of Montana forestland is now open to public access after the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation donated it to the U.S. Forest Service. “We maintained this property for the greater part of 18 years with an agreement that the Forest Service would manage it. Though small in size, and even though