RMEF grants used to treat noxious weeds

RBC I Twelve counties in Colorado are slated for wildlife habitat conservation and public education projects using $205,497 in new grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
The Colorado counties receiving 2009 RMEF grants includes Rio Blanco. Others are: Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Grand, Huerfano, La Plata, Mesa, Park, Routt, Saguache and San Miguel counties.
“Our volunteers across Colorado helped drive the 2008 fundraisers that made these grants possible. This is where Elk Foundation banquets, auctions and other events transform into on-the-ground conservation work, and it’s part of the payday for supporters who are passionate about giving something back to the outdoors,” said David Allen, Elk Foundation president and CEO.
Elk Foundation grants will help fund the following Colorado conservation projects in Rio Blanco County: Treat 300 acres of noxious weeds (primarily yellow toadflax) to improve forage quality for elk and other wildlife in Routt National Forest and treat 100 acres of weeds at White River National Forest.
Since 1984, the Elk Foundation and its partners have completed more than 470 conservation projects in Colorado with a value of more than $111.2 million.