Tag Archives: public access

Small Utah Project Has Big Public Access Dividends

13 Apr
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    MISSOULA, Mont.—Sportsmen and women now have permanent access to 3,800 acres of National Forest land in central Utah thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Back Country Horsemen of Utah and Emery County. “This project shows how working together can bring about improved public access…

Small Wyoming Project Yields Big Public Access Benefits

03 Oct
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MISSOULA, Mont.—Thousands of acres of previously difficult to access public land in western Wyoming are now accessible thanks to efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners. “Chalk this up as a win-win on several different fronts,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This project provides public access for hunters and others…

New Mexico Road Easement Opens Door to 52,000 Acres of Public Access

28 Mar
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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and New Mexico State Land Office to provide funding for a continual two-mile right-of-way road easement that provides hunter access to 52,000 acres of public and State Trust Lands in west-central New Mexico. “Opening and securing public access…

Access Elk Country Taking Longer Strides Thanks to RMEF Supporters

15 Feb
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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opened or secured public access to nearly 76,000 acres of elk habitat in 2015. “Creating, maintaining and securing access to elk country is core to our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice president of Lands…

RMEF: Supports Congress on Conservation Funding, More Work to Do

17 Dec
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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Foundation calls on the full Congress to vote in favor of critical conservation and sportsmen issues just approved by Congressional leadership in the latest omnibus budget agreement. The legislation, which is mandatory to avoid a government shutdown, reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through 2018. It also permanently authorized…

Conservation Funding to Place Elk Habitat in Public’s Hands

25 Sep
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MISSOULA, Mont.-A recent distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will allow the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to carry out the planned transfer of three properties to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The U.S. Department of Interior announced the distribution of $42 million in LWCF funding to all 50 states, territories and…