The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently presented a series of awards to the major project partners that made the Elkhorn Mountains public acquisition project possible. The project closed earlier in September during an event in the Elkhorns attended by project partners, the media, and area outdoor organizations.
Seen here (left to right) are Mitch King, Executive Director of Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation; Jeff Hagener, President of the MOLF Board of Directors; Mike Mueller, RMEF Senior Lands Program Manager; Joe Cohenour, Chairman of the RMEF Helena Elkhorn Chapter; Mike Welker, Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest District Ranger; and John Hagengruber, USFS State Government Liaison. The 1,418-acre project transferred three parcels of land that were among the largest remaining private inholdings within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest into accessible public ownership. RMEF Photo