Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


Our Mission

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

Our Staff

Full Time Staff: 131
Part Time Staff: 4

Operational Area and Acreage

Counties of Operation

Alaska Kodiak Island
Arizona Apache, Coconino, Greenlee
Arkansas Newton
California Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Siskiyou
Colorado Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Dolores, Eagle, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Huerfano, Larimer, Las Animas, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Park, Pitkin, Routt, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller
Idaho Ada, Bear Lake, Boise, Bonneville, Boundary, Custer, Idaho, Lemhi, Lewis, Nez Perce, Washington
Michigan Cheboygan, Otsego
Minnesota Marshall
Montana Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Jefferson, Madison, Meagher, Missoula, Park, Petroleum, Powell, Ravalli, Teton, Valley, Wheatland
Nebraska Dawes, Lincoln
Nevada Elko, Nye, White Pine
New Mexico Catron, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Socorro, Taos
North Dakota Billings, Cavalier, Golden Valley, Pembina
Oregon Clatsop, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson, Lane, Lincoln, Union, Wasco
Pennsylvania Cameron, Clinton, Elk
South Dakota Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Pennington
Tennessee Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Scott
Utah Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Iron, Morgan, Summit, Uintah, Wasatch
Washington Asotin, Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Jefferson, Kittitas, Pend Oreille, Thurston, Yakima
Wisconsin Ashland, Bayfield, Jackson, Sawyer
Wyoming Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Fremont, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Teton, Weston

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other**
Alaska 5,931   0   0   5,931  
Arizona 5,329   0   2,244   3,085  
Arkansas 514   0   314   200  
California 30,643   871   16,005   13,767  
Colorado 179,049   0   126,691   52,359  
Idaho 32,152   0   10,480   21,672  
Michigan 1,582   0   0   1,582  
Minnesota 943   0   0   943  
Montana 214,799   253   48,158   166,388  
Nebraska 18,421   0   0   18,421  
Nevada 13,954   0   2,127   11,827  
New Mexico 105,067   0   105,065   3  
North Dakota 6,486   0   0   6,486  
Oregon 58,330   0   19,638   38,691  
Pennsylvania 8,999   0   965   8,034  
South Dakota 34,721   0   23,549   11,173  
Tennessee 74,169   0   169   74,000  
Utah 42,294   0   7,242   35,053  
Washington 141,673   59   20   141,595  
Wisconsin 1,510   0   240   1,270  
Wyoming 154,529   160   11,398   142,972  

**This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts - whether through purchase, donation or by another means - and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

Quick Facts

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Lands Program
PO Box 8249
Missoula, MT 59807-8249

Contact Information

Phone: (406) 523-4500
Fax: (406) 523-4550


Founded in: 1984
Alliance member since: 1992

This organization has adopted the 2017 Standards & Practices

This organization has adopted the 2004 Standards & Practices

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