Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science


Jackson Hole News and Guide guest opinion by Bob Ferris Actions and inactions always speak louder than words. So it is very telling that, in the two weeks or so since the Murie family released their eloquent letter urging the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to return to science and tone down their anti-wolf rhetoric, we … Continue reading Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science

Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others


July 25, 2012 Jackson Hole News and Guide by Todd Wilkinson By now, you may have heard about the flap between the Murie family and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.   Last week, foundation President David Allen said his organization was dropping Olaus J. Murie's name from one of its most coveted awards, an hon or … Continue reading Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Changes Name of Conservation Prize Over Wolf Dispute


July 19, 2012   Associated Press   HELENA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation removed the name of Olaus J. Murie from a conservation award after the family of the man known as the father of modern elk management objected to what they called an all-out war against wolves.   The demand came after … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Changes Name of Conservation Prize Over Wolf Dispute

Press Release: Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2012   For more information contact: Bob Ferris (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.434.1463 Josh Laughlin (Cascadia Wildlands) – 541.844.8182   Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric—America’s first family of natural history asks RMEF to return to science and reason   Glendale CA—The Muries—arguably America’s first family of … Continue reading Press Release: Murie Family Cautions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Over Anti-Wolf Rhetoric

Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks


The Muries—much like the Leopolds—are part of the conservation community’s royalty.  They shined individually and were an awesome force collectively—and they still are.  They have also been on my mind a lot of late. Poisoning and trapping of so-called predators and killing rodents, and the related insecticide and herbicide programs, are evidences of human immaturity. … Continue reading Muries Rebuke Elk Foundation over Anti-Wolf Remarks