No one knows that better than the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. That understanding shaped two recent conservation projects (both were in the works for months but announced in April. RMEF recently purchased a 10-acre parcel in Emery County, Utah, 20 miles west of Huntington, that is key to access the Manti-La Sal National Forest. RMEF then handed the parcel over to the national forest. That protects access to 3,800 acres of national forest, not just for elk hunting but hiking, camping, horseback riding and other activities. Other supporters include the Back Country Horsemen of Utah, San Rafael chapter, and Emery County.