Bill Whitlow, a wealthy 63-year-old from Virginia, was ready to sell 2,400 acres of prime elk habitat in the Black Hills. Whitlow was sitting on a goldmine. Suburban sprawl was creeping in around him, and he could easily dump the ranch to developers for about $14 million. But, he ended up selling the land to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for about half as much. So, instead of being chopped up and developed, the property will be added to the Black Hills National Forest and preserved as wilderness.