RMEF Partnership Brings Access and Conservation Layer

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Elk are one of the greatest conservation success stories in North America. Without the tireless efforts of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, we would not have the opportunities to see or chase them like we do today.

onX has partnered with RMEF for over five years now and product manager Matt Seidel said the partnership was a natural fit.

“We knew we had a tool that helped elk hunters and the staff at RMEF were very excited about helping spread the word about our maps as well,” he said. “We wanted to support RMEF’s missions of conservation and open access to public lands.”

The partnership with RMEF has also paved the way for the new RMEF Layer.

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Over the last four months, elk foundation experts worked closely with onX’s in-house GIS technicians to compile decades of conservation data and elk habitat restoration projects. This complimentary layer unlocks a plethora of information regarding conservation projects, public access points and population heat maps, all in the palm of your hand.

Conservation Information From Across the Country

  • Find over 500 RMEF Permanently Protected Lands showcasing conservation easements and projects meant to permanently protect vital elk habitat and range.
  • Explore 257 RMEF featured access points, along with details like project names, managing partners, whether access is permitted and whether hunting is permitted.
  • Heat maps showing the historical range of elk across the country and their current range.

The new layer is another great step in transparency as RMEF members and nonmembers can track projects and see the fruits of the conservation efforts put forth.

Never before has this much information been available on a handheld device. We hope this information helps to make your next elk hunt your most memorable while inspiring a new great era of conservation.

Learn more about RMEF’s latest access project in Oregon’s John Day Headwaters here.

Updated March, 2022

Written by Cavan Williams