RMEF celebrates 6 consecutive years of record growth
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) celebrates 30 years as a leading conservation organization with membership surpassing last year’s level, totaling 205,249 members interested in preserving the environmental values that support hunting legacies and conservation stewardship for future generations.
“This growth indicates that more and more conservation-minded people recognize the good work that RMEF is carrying out and want to be a part of it,” says David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We are grateful to each of them for their support and especially to our diligent volunteers who work tirelessly conducting membership drives, banquet activities and other fundraising events.”
This is the sixth consecutive year that RMEF has exceeded the previous year’s membership, proving that hunters are the backbone of conservation and the future of wildlife conservation. RMEF has conserved over 6.6 million acres for elk and other wildlife and works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of hunting for the next generation.
“Our goal has never been to be the largest conservation organization but it is of paramount importance that we remain accountable to our membership for our actions and on-the-ground efforts,” says Allen. “Looking at the bigger picture, we appreciate hunters and recognize the role they play in providing the lion’s share of funding for North America’s wildlife conservation efforts. In a nut shell, Hunting Is Conservation and RMEF will surge forward to the best of our ability in carrying out our mission to ensure the future of elk, elk country and our hunting heritage.”