March 1, 2013
Ever daydream about what you might do with a cool $1 million? The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is about to find out, times 30.At its annual convention, “Elk Camp,” in Reno, Nev., last night, RMEF CEO David Allen announced the creation of what is likely the largest endowment in the history of an American hunting-conservation organization. It’s the $30 million Torstenson Family Endowment, a fund earmarked to help the RMEF achieve its core missions of habitat enhancement, hunting heritage, permanent land protection, and elk restoration.Outdoor Life sat down with Allen shortly before he announced the endowment. Here’s the backstory of this remarkable gift, and ways the RMEF intends to pay it forward.
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