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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Inc

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5705 Grant Creek Rd Missoula MT 59808 USA


The mission of the rocky mountain elk foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife,their habitat and our hunting heritage. Our mission includes four core programs; land protection, habitat stewardship, elk restoration and hunting heritage.


Permanent land protection and access: represents land acquisitions, conservation easements, land exchanges, hunter and public access related projects, and real estate donations. Rmef identifies and prioritizes the most crucial elk range and habitat through gis mapping, a 100 point ranking system, partnerships, and field based professional knowledge. The highest priority interests in lands for habitat or access are protected through acquisition and then usually conveyed to a government management agency to increase public access. Conservation easements allow landowners to protect their land in perpetuity. Land and real estate donations allow rmef to protect habitat or raise funds for mission accomplishment. Rmef also participates in land exchanges with government agencies and private landowners. At the close of 2014, rmef had permanently protected 1,118,973 cumulative acres of elk habitat.

membership services: represents the costs of providing benefits to all rocky mountain elk foundation members, including certain costs related to bugle magazine. Rmef offers several levels of membership, with different benefits at each level. Rmef provides a variety of gifts to some of its members in appreciation of their support. Items vary with levels of membership, including an annual subscription to bugle magazine, decals, lapel pins, hats, personalized plaques and jackets. Members also receive educational membership materials and habitat protection and conservation brochures. Members are also invited to attend any number of rmef local or national events. At the close of 2014, rmef had 205,249 members.

conservation projects: represents projects to improve the essential forage, water, cover and acreage components of wildlife habitat. Types of projects include restoring aspen communities, fighting the spread of noxious weeds, boosting land productivity with prescribed burning, and thinning of forests. Rmef funds water development projects as well as fencing projects to provide better distribution of wildlife and livestock. Rmef also funds a variety of scientific research studies to better manage elk or their habitat. Research topics include elk calf mortality, nutrition, predation, livestock interaction, disease, migrations and genetics. At the close of 2014, rmef had enhanced 5,491,297 cumulative acres of elk habitat.

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I have volunteered with this group at the International Sportsmans Expo (ICE) and on several occasions in the field pulling old fences (dangerous to wildlife) and cutting firebreaks for prescribed burns. Every other volunteer I have met and the one paid employee I spoke with were down-to-Earth, genuine people, who are concerned about habitat loss. They are almost exclusively hunters that enjoy sharing stories of elk camp and the great outdoors. Plus, the magazine (Bugle) is the best hunting mag available!

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Any charity that returns more than 92 cents on the dollar to their cause is reaching sainthood.

And they do it while battling development and wolf over poplutaion to boot!

Thank you RMEF
Thanks for fighting the wolf infestation and for helping bugles being heard once again in the appalachians.

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Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico and Kentucky

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

RMEF rocky mountain EVERYTHING foundation because their name is a misnomer... makes defenders of wallets(wildlife) think they are only there to help elk but in reality they do more for wolf habitat than DOW ever will

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