Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Sponsors Projects in Idaho
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is donating $72,013 for a variety of projects in 17 Idaho counties. The projects cover a wide spectrum; controlled burns, fighting noxious weeds, GPS collars to help the elk population. They are hoping to create a better habitat for the elk, research their movement, and the impact the wolves have on the elk. Other projects will provide elk with water year round (guzzlers), and to fence areas to keep cattle out of elk wintering grounds, from The Bellingham Herald.
“The habitat projects that we’re funding this year will help restore habitat quality, and could add over 25,000 acres to the 377,487 acres that we’ve previously helped to conserve or enhance for wildlife across Idaho,” said David Allen, president and CEO of RMEF.