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RMEF Celebrates Expansion of Bass Creek Access

A Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation project helped expand the Bass Creek Recreation Area in the Bitterroot Valley and provides access and wildlife connectivity in multiple watersheds. Funding sources for the project included the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Mike Mueller, Senior Land Program Manager for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, one of the central organizations in cinching the deal, said the theme of the project was, “Never give up!..A hundred and twenty acres may not seem like much. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is used to doing deals for 20,000 to 30,000 acres, but sometimes the smallest ones are the most important.”

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