The mission of the Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. In support of this mission the Elk Foundation is committed to:
Conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats;
Promoting the sound management of wild, free-ranging elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed;
Fostering cooperation among federal, state and private organizations and individuals in wildlife management and habitat conservation; and
Educating members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics and wildlife management.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The Elk Foundation is an international, mission based, nonprofit wildlife habitat conservation organization. With more than 132,000 members, the Elk Foundation has conserved and enhanced more than 3 million acres of wildlife habitat throughout North America. Founded in 1984, the Elk Foundation is headquartered in Missoula, Montana with Canadian headquarters in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
The Elk Foundation is represented in all 50 states, plus an international membership in Canada and 26 foreign countries. The Elk Foundationís notable success stems largely from its dedicated and enthusiastic membership, particularly the Foundationís local volunteer committee members who organize annual fundraising Big Game Banquets in their communities. Other forms of fundraising include the Habitat Partnership Program; Supporting, Sponsor and Life memberships; the annual convention; and merchandise and royalty programs. The commitment to wildlife conservation and love of Americaís rich wildlife legacy are at the heart of what the founders of the Elk Foundation glimpsed when they established this organization.
The Elk Foundation meets its mission
Habitat enhancement projects such as prescribed burns and water developments;
Wildlife management projects such as elk transplants and cooperative initiatives among elk and livestock interests;
Research on elk and their habitat to provide wildlife managers with information needed to manage elk;
Conservation education programs to increase the awareness of the importance of wildlife and their habitat with people of all ages;
Land conservation projects such as acquisitions and conservation easements; and
Hunting heritage projects to promote ethical hunting and ensure future hunting opportunities.
As we enter a new century of conservation, you can make a critical difference. Working together, we can leave a lasting legacy of wildlife and habitat for ourselves and future generations to care about and enjoy.