32,000 Acres Of Habitat For Elk Restoration In West Virginia

elk restorationIn partnership with the WV Division of Natural Resources the Conservation Fund has Acquired 32,000 Acres of Habitat for Elk Restoration in West Virginia on Jan 5th 2016. This expanse will impact our community and future generations for times to come and comes as a major win to outdoor communities.

“This purchase and the first-of-its-kind elk restoration program in West Virginia is an investment in the economic development and future vitality of the state,” said Joe Hankins, Vice President for The Conservation Fund. “We’re proud to be a partner with the DNR in this effort to conserve an important and promising landscape, create new opportunities on land that once supported the state through it resources, and redefine conservation to provide multiple tangible economic and environmental benefits for local communities. This is a win-win proposition for all West Virginians.”

Elk Restoration and Hunting

Elk Hunters of the east coast should rejoice over this epic purchase of land. This land will be come part of a multi state effort to restore elk to the Appalachian region.

Elk will not be the only animal that will benefit from this purchase. Wildlife species including deer, wild turkey, golden winged warblers, and grassland birds will enjoy the added benefits including ideal grasslands for grazing and forest’s for habitat.

elk-eating-hunting“As tourism continues to grow in West Virginia, this will be a wonderful new opportunity for outdoor recreation that both our residents and visitors can enjoy,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said. “I appreciate the cooperative efforts of everyone who helped make this project possible.”

Read more about this Great Elk Restoration Project over on the Conservation Funds Website.

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