November 8, 2012
RMEF Launches Revamped Website
MISSOULA, MT—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation launched a completely revised website at www.rmef.org that offers new features, easier access and up-to-date information on elk, conservation efforts, habitat enhancement projects, and hunting-related issues.
“This website is the elk authority on the Internet. It provides the best source of everything you need to know about elk, elk country, and elk hunting anywhere.” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “It is also visually appealing, easier to navigate and the new additions are both informational and educational. ”
New or enhanced features of the site include the Hunt Planner, an interactive map that shows current or historic elk range; current weather conditions; the latest state hunting rules, regulations and license information; and the locations of hunting districts. RMEF members can create and save more detailed maps that highlight public and private land boundaries. Other new improvements include a predator management and control section with updated nationwide news on wolves, lions, bears and other predators; and a news ticker that tracks conservation, habitat, hunting and other elk-related issues as reported by outlets around the country.
The site also features membership and donor information; the latest on RMEF conservation efforts, hunting heritage programs and scholarship opportunities; media coverage about RMEF; the latest on state and chapter events for members and volunteers; elk biology; and offers transparency and accountability by opening the books on the organization’s financial operations. RMEF members will also be able to access the entire issue of Bugle magazine online. The site will include additional content and new features such as a legislative ticker in the months to come.
“As we, as an organization, work to further our mission of enhancing the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage, our new website helps us better inform our constituents worldwide exactly how we’re doing that,” said Allen.
In addition to the revamped website and continuing social media efforts via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, RMEF also recently launched a new blog. Elk Tracks, found at http://rmefblog.blogspot.com/, highlights projects and volunteer efforts carried out by RMEF chapters and includes relevant opinions on current events and issues.