RMEF Staffer to Focus on Wyo., S.D. and Neb. Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont.—Jeff Jones of Fort Collins, Colo., is the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s newest lands program manager, a key position in the organization’s work to conserve habitat for elk and other wildlife.

Jones will be based in Cheyenne, Wyo., to focus on RMEF land conservation initiatives in Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.

The job involves working with private and public landowners in the area of land protection including purchased and donated conservation easements, assembled land exchanges, real estate gifts, disposal of lands and habitat management. [Read more…]

Great Elk Tour to Promote Habitat Conservation

MISSOULA, Mont.—A traveling exhibit of world-class trophy elk is designed to help the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation inform the public about America’s ongoing need for wildlife habitat stewardship and conservation.

RMEF’s 2011 Great Elk Tour, themed “Great Elk Need Great Habitat,” is appearing across the U.S. at sports and outdoor shows, sporting goods retailers, Pro Bull Riders events and more. Tour schedules, photos and other details are updated frequently at www.greatelktour.org. [Read more…]

RMEF Celebrates 135 Acres of New Elk Habitat in Pa.

MISSOULA, Mont.—Reclamation of a 135-acre abandoned mine site has been completed in Pennsylvania’s elk country, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is celebrating the accomplishment as part of a habitat conservation project that it helped initiate back in 1998.

The project reclaimed deep and surface mining areas as new grassland habitat on State Game Land 321 in West Keating Township, Clinton County, Pa. [Read more…]

FWP Pilot CRP Enrollments – Deadline Near


If you know of a landowner that you believe would be eligible or a good candidate with appropriate lands, please contact them as a consideration of building good relationships.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering a new upland game bird habitat incentive program in 14 counties to encourage farmers and ranchers to enroll or renew federal Conservation Reserve Program contracts.

CRP, a voluntary program for farmers and ranchers, provides payments to establish resource conserving vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filterstrips, or streamside buffers on eligible agricultural lands. Acreage enrolled in CRP contributes to increased wildlife populations. This is the first time since 2006 that landowners have an opportunity to enroll in CRP. [Read more…]

YES VIRGINIA WE HAVE ELK!!!

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On August 18th, 2009 the Board of Directors of The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries voted today on a motion that will become 100% official at the October 22nd, 2009 board Meeting where it will be written into regulation that elk hunting in the Commonwealth of Virginia will not be allowed.

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