Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Part of that mission includes education. We realize the importance of education to the future of wildlife: today’s informed public will leave a legacy of habitat for tomorrow’s wildlife.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Wildlife Leadership Awards program was established in 1991 to “recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future wildlife management professionals.” The awards include the Torstenson Family Endowment WLA, established in memory of Bob Torstenson (1950-2002) and the Gerald L. (Jerry) Turpin WLA, established in memory of Gerald L (Jerry) Turpin (1977-2001). Recipients of both awards are selected from the same pool of applicants.

The RMEF’s Wildlife Leadership Awards will be presented to undergraduate wildlife students. Each award carries a $3,000 scholarship, and a one-year membership to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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