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RMEF Works to Conserve Land, Improve Access in the Swan Valley

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has worked with the Cruz family and the Lolo National Forest to purchase and conserve 638 acres of key habitat within an important wildlife corridor between the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Mission Mountains. The area is also a designated core area for Canada lynx and grizzly bears within the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and is near another RMEF-USFS collaborative effort, the 2017 Holland Lake project. A high priority for the USFS, the new Swan Valley project received funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and full support from the Montana Congressional Delegation.

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