Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to Help Arizona
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has been assisting Arizona in any way they can with the wildfires. Local chapters in Arizona raised $75,000 and the national Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will match that, giving Arizona $150,000 to help with fire mitigation projects. Some of the money will go for livestock feed and hay for cattle owners who have displaced elk grazing and are eating their livestock's' food, also money will be used to reseed native grasses in badly burned areas to return the elk to their own habitat. It will help speed up the land's recovery from the fire.
In e-mailing the mitigation proposals, AZGFD region manager Jon Cooley wrote, "Working through both local and national representatives, RMEF has been providing constant coordination, support and encouragement as we address the myriad of community and wildlife resource challenges that we now confront. The leadership and engagement of RMEF, and the energy and commitment of the RMEF people that have coordinated with us from the start, has proven to be very beneficial and productive." From KAJ18.com.