|April 26, 2007|
|Minnesota Elk Herds Hit Highest Numbers in more than 65 Years|
Elk Foundation Donates $55,000 to Ensure Future of Elk In Minnesota’s Tallgrass Aspen Parkland
Thief River Falls, Minn. – Winter elk surveys conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 2006 show two elk herds that are healthy and growing, according to results announced at a recent Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Minnesota.
“Just as exciting, Minnesota DNR held an elk hunt for the second consecutive year where two beautiful 6 x 6 bulls and one cow were harvested, “noted MN Volunteer District Chairman Kevin Cook. “In 2007 we are currently on pace to set a fundraising record in Minnesota which will mean more funds will be available to fund conservation projects in 2008.”
Elk Foundation Regional Director Ralph Cinfio III says, “This goes to show that the Elk Foundation and our partners are doing great things to ensure the future of elk in Minnesota, that we can restore and enhance habitat and conserve more land. To date, the Elk Foundation and its partners have spent more than $750,000 in this state to benefit elk and other wildlife, like sandhill cranes, sharp-tailed grouse and moose that live on the tallgrass prairie.”
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation dedicates more funding for 2007
The Elk Foundation funded over $55,000 that will impact nearly 5,300 acres of Minnesota’s primary elk range. Project proposals came from DNR, The Nature Conservancy and other Elk Foundation partners. Over $9,000 from the Elk Foundation still remains to fund conservation education and hunting heritage projects in Minnesota.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation funds permanent land protection in Minnesota
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