SGI Featured Friend: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
October 24, 2014
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation works to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. The nonprofit group permanently protects crucial elk habitat and hunting access, helps fund and conduct habitat improvement projects, and supports research and management efforts to help maintain productive elk herds and habitat.
Craig, Colorado, is the “elk hunting capital of the world” and home to the state’s largest sage grouse population. In other words, this northwest corner of the state is an ideal place for RMEF to oversee a range and wildlife conservationist who assists landowners carrying out the Sage Grouse Initiative.
The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.