Ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Helping Elk, One Spray at a Time

Spray crew approaches a hillside of feeding elk
In 2012, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided 312 grants in 43 states for hunting heritage and conservation outreach. The overall total included 21 land protection projects that protected 49,878 acres in eight states and 211 habitat and wildlife stewardship projects that enhanced 82,932 more acres in 22 states.
Spraying in the burn

Grant funds from both 2011 and 2012 combined for these two Idaho projects.  One project prevented the expansion of noxious weeds within two areas of the Caribou National Forest; the 2010 Giraffe Creek wildfire area on the Montpelier Ranger District which burned 300 acres of crucial big game winter range and scattered infestations throughout backcountry summer ranges on the Soda Springs Ranger District.

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