RMEF Closes Easement in Southeast Wyoming
Posted on: Dec 13, 2017
A collaborative effort between Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Wyoming, and a private landowner, has resulted in the permanent protection of 2,132 acres in southeast Wyoming.
The property, now under conservation easement, provides winter range for up to 500 elk. Three linear miles across the property’s southern property line borders the Cottonwood Creek project, a RMEF project which permanently protected 3,329 acres of elk habitat in 2013.
Funding for the easement was provided by a combination of the NRCS, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, Wyoming Governors Big Game License Coalition, Wyoming Game and Fish, and RMEF’s Torstenson Family Endowment (TFE).
RMEF conserves land through a number of means: land acquisitions, conservation easements, access agreements and easements, land and real estate donations, contributions, land exchanges and associated acres.
RMEF uses TFE funding specifically to further its core mission programs of permanent land protection, habitat stewardship, elk restoration and hunting heritage.
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