In Idaho, RMEF and its partners have completed 487 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects with a combined value of more than $63.5 million. These projects have protected or enhanced 426,900 acres of habitat and have opened or secured public access to 24,147 acres.
Nationwide RMEF has conserved or enhanced more than 6.7million acres of habitat since 1984: For over 30 years now, RMEF remains a leader in permanently protecting the most vital wildlife habitats. From crucial elk winter and summer ranges to calving grounds, RMEF continues a focus on conserving the best of elk country. Additionally, RMEF funds and conducts a variety of projects to improve forage, water, cover and space components of wildlife habitat.
Public Access: Nationwide, RMEF will accelerate efforts to open and secure more land accessible to the public. RMEF already opened up or secured access to more than 852,628 acres of elk country for the public to hunt, fish and enjoy.
Elk Restoration: RMEF completed successful elk restoration programs in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, Wisconsin and Ontario. In 2013, RMEF assisted with the completion of Missouri’s elk restoration and helped with continuing efforts in Virginia.