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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RMEF Welcomes U.S. Forest Service Leaders to Town

Plain and simple, it looked like a typical, every-day social gathering in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Elk Country Visitor Center. But it was much more than that.

RMEF executive members and other staffers recently hosted a reception for U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Tom Tidwell and his team from Washington DC and other parts of the country. Also among the 45 people in attendance was Region 1 leadership and the National Wilderness Advisory Council for the USFS. 

USFS Chief Tom Tidwell
Region 1 Regional Forester Leanne
Marten presents RMEF Chief
Conservation Officer Blake Henning a
certificate of appreciation
Looking back, there is long-standing relationship between RMEF and the USFS. Since RMEF’s founding in 1984, we collaborated with Region 1’s 12 National Forests or National Grasslands in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Washington, to the tune of 539 conservation projects across half a million acres.

It is a relationship that enhanced habitat for elk and other wildlife which is a tremendous benefit for so many of us who appreciate hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and enjoying our federally-managed public lands.

Looking ahead, RMEF and the USFS have much more work to do.

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