The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation believes that Hunting Is Conservation. Early American leaders like Theodore Roosevelt shaped a set of ideals now known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. They declared that wildlife belong to all of us. That every citizen is entitled to hunt and fish. And that science-based, state-regulated hunting would drive wildlife conservation and management.  Today, the U.S. has the most successful system in the world.  And no one does more to uphold it than hunters.

hunting is conservation

where we conserve

Since 1984, the RMEF and its partners have conserved or enhanced more than 7.3 million acres of North America’s finest elk country.   As a hunting community, we need to work together to protect and preserve for future generations.

How we conserve

The RMEF permanently protects crucial elk winter and summer ranges, migration corridors, calving grounds and other vital areas, while focusing on securing and improving hunter access throughout elk country. Our land conservation tools include: acquisitions, access agreements and easements, conservation easements, land and real estate donations, land exchanges and associated acres.