Established May 14, 1984 the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) was founded by a group of Montana hunters concerned about the future of elk, elk habitat, other wildlife, and North America’s hunting heritage. Since then, the organization has grown exponentially to one of the most influential conservation organizations in the United States, with over 225,000 members and over 500 chapters whose support helped complete more than 13,000 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects protecting or enhancing more than 8.5 million acres of wildlife habitat.
RMEF also provides grants to state and federal agencies, universities, and private organizations to fund research and conservation initiatives. The organization’s work to recover elk from the brink of extinction as an umbrella species, has had an enormous positive impact benefiting the conservation of other species while the group’s initiatives have opened or improved public access to more than 1.4 million acres, much of which was previously off-limits. While folks don’t consider Florida as Elk territory, RMEF has contributed over $1 million to Florida conservation efforts.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a solid organization for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and general advocates of conservation. By joining this foundation, members are making a commitment to help conserve, protect, and enhance elk populations and their habitats. They do this by donating to habitat restoration, hunter education, preserving hunter access, and working on public relations projects. Additionally, joining the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation gives members an opportunity to enjoy numerous resources and learn through webinars, seminars, and events. Joining this exceptional organization is an incredible way to actively support conservation and gaining access to unique outdoor experiences.
The Central Florida Chapter of RMEF will hast its annual banquet on Saturday, August 5th. For more information on how you can become a part of program contact John Samples at 321-505-1390.