Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Mountain Dude Land Acquisition

Photo of Mountain Dude PropertyProject Name: Mountain Dude Land Acquisition

Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Year: 2004

Grant Amount: $5,000

Total Project Cost: $40,000

Project: The Mountain Dude property span approximately 20 acres within the borders of the Helena National Forest in the Elkhorn Mountains Wildlife Management Unit. With rocky outcroppings, gentle slopes, cascading falls and a fresh spring, the property is rich in diverse landscape as well as wildlife. The Elkhorn Mountains are home to a variety of wildlife like big horn sheep, mule deer, antelope, black bear and an array of small mammals and birds.

Purpose: Conserve wildlife habitat while maintaining public access for the public and wildlife near the falls and the sites in the surrounding mountains.

The funds provided by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and several partners, these woodlands will continue to provide security to wildlife and private tranquility to recreational users. The acquisition conserves winter range on public and private lands that more than 2,000 elk utilize for grazing. The funds also support public access across the property and to adjacent public lands for recreation use.

Directions: West of Canyon Ferry Lake, off of Highway 12. May be accessed off of Whitehorse Road going West.

Restrictions: None




Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 1993
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-897-2580 or Email: