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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

RMEF is a animal shelter based in Missoula, MT that was founded in 1984. As of 2018 they had $53 million in revenue and $91 million in assets.

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and their hunting heritage.

(406) 523-4500
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Program areas at RMEF

Permanent land protection and access: represents land acquisitions, conservation easements, land exchanges and donations, and hunter and public access related projects. Rmef identifies and prioritizes the most crucial elk winter and summer ranges, migration corridors, and calving areas using gis mapping, a 100-point ranking system, partnerships, and field-based professional knowledge. The highest priority habitat or access areas are protected through acquisition or easement, and then usually conveyed to a government agency for management. Conservation easements allow landowners to protect their land in perpetuity from development and other uses that could diminish the habitat value. At the close of 2017, rmef had permanently protected 1,230,792 cumulative acres of elk habitat, and opened or secured public access to 1,215,549 acres.

Conservation projects: represents projects to improve the essential forage, water, cover and acreage components of wildlife habitat. Types of projects include restoring aspen communities, fighting the spread of noxious weeds, boosting land productivity with prescribed burning, and thinning of forests. Rmef funds water development projects as well as fencing projects to provide better distribution of wildlife and livestock. Rmef also funds a variety of scientific research studies to better manage elk or their habitat. Research topics include elk calf mortality, nutrition, predation, livestock interaction, disease, migrations and genetics. Rmef also funds census and telemetry studies to determine habitat use and migration routes. At the close of 2017, rmef had enhanced 6,093,933 cumulative acres of elk habitat.

Membership services: represents the costs of providing education and benefits to all rocky mountain elk foundation members, including certain costs related to bugle magazine. Rmef offers several levels of membership, with different benefits at each level. Rmef provides a variety of premiums to its members in appreciation of their support. Items vary with levels of membership, including an annual subscription to bugle magazine, decals, lapel pins, hats, personalized plaques, jackets, and other items. Members also receive educational materials and habitat protection and conservation brochures. Members are invited to take part in conservation projects happening in their local areas. Members are also invited to attend any number of rmef local or national events. At the close of 2017, rmef had 227,650 members.

Form 990s for RMEF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 24, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 22, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 23, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 20, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for RMEF

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Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$3,340,922
Net income from sales of inventory$1,689,960
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Vendors for RMEF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Big Time EntertainmentTelevision$3,2802020-01-24
████ ██████ ███████Habitat Enhancement$10,7202020-01-24
█████ █████ ████Merchant and Bank Service$5,6862020-01-24
█████████ ██████████ ██ ███████ █████████Elk Relocation$3142020-01-24
███ █ ██████████Content management system software2019-09-07
██████Fundraising software2019-09-07
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-09-07
█████ █████ ██Audit accounting2018-02-20
...and 37 more vendors

Personnel at RMEF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kyle WeaverPresident and Chief Executive Officer-Aug. 9, 2019
Rod TriepkeChief Operations Officer$185,634Aug. 9, 2019
████ ███████ ███Chief Financial Officer$152,013Jan. 28, 2019
████ ████████Vice President of Field Operations-Aug. 9, 2019
█████ █████Vice President of Accounting and Finance-Aug. 9, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President of Marketing$125,202Aug. 9, 2019
█████ ██ ██████ ███Vice President of Fundraising Services$117,964Dec. 31, 2017
███ ███████Vice President of Field Operations, Region I$117,010Dec. 31, 2017
████ ██████Vice President of Field Operations, Region Ii$101,035Nov. 1, 2017
████ █████████Director Government Affairs$108,633Dec. 31, 2017
...and five more key personnel

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22Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC)501(c)(3)$14 millionTraverse City, MI
23Rainforest Trust501(c)(3)$48 millionWarrenton, VA
24Western Rivers Conservancy501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR
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