A group of students from around the nation recently got a first-hand look at a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation project that permanently protects wildlife habitat and opens and improves public access to a chunk of Montana’s scenic Swan Valley. They got to remove a no trespassing sign, too.
In 2017, RMEF partnered with the Flathead National Forest to complete the Holland Lake project. Students from Michigan, Montana, New York and Wisconsin had the opportunity to visit the project site as part of their instruction at the Swan Valley Connection Summer School.
They learned from RMEF and Forest Service representatives about the unique property and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in making the project possible. They also learned about public access, wildlife habitat and management, and the link between hunting and conservation.
The no trespassing sign will be replaced with a sign that will state “Access Provided by RMEF.”