Video: How the RMEF’s Habitat Stewardship Program Protects American Wildlife
OutdoorHub Reporters 04.23.15
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) recently released a video detailing the organization’s efforts to conserve wildlife and protect their habitat—to the tune of nearly a billion dollars in projects around North America. It’s worth a watch, if only to learn just how great an impact groups like RMEF have had on American hunting heritage.
One of those projects is opening access to more than 13,000 acres of Oregon elk country in the headwaters of the John Day River. The RMEF headed up a collaborative effort to purchase the land and convey it to the US government, ensuring that the area will remain protected and open to sportsmen.
“This is a victory for hunter-conservationists, anglers, hikers and anyone who wants public access to more than 13,000 acres of what was previously inaccessible private land in the heart of Oregon’s elk country,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We are grateful to a family that understands the importance of conserving crucial elk habitat and wildlife management while also providing a way for improved access to a landscape loaded with numerous vital resource values.”