Missoula, MT -(AmmoLand.com)- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded grants to fund 39 projects in 14 counties that will improve habitat, elk research and hunting heritage across the state of Wyoming.
The grants total $438,865 and will directly benefit 15,214 acres spread across Big Horn, Carbon, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Washakie and Weston Counties. There are also five projects of statewide benefit.
“Much of this grant funding will go toward prescribed burns, aspen restoration, forest thinning and noxious weed treatments aimed at improving habitat for elk and other wildlife,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We also provided funding to improve public access for hunters and anglers to private land as well as research projects that monitor elk migration and habitat use.”
Partners for the Wyoming projects include the Bighorn, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow-Routt, Shoshone and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, private landowners and various sportsmen, wildlife, civic, university and government organizations.
“We cannot say enough about our hard-working RMEF volunteers who raised this funding through banquets, membership drives and …read more