Elk Occupancy Agreements

PERC and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition have partnered with a local rancher in the Paradise Valley to conserve a nearly 500-acre elk winter range area, separated by approximately 1.25 miles of wildlife-friendly fencing. The designated acreage will exclude livestock and allow for the free and unrestricted movement of elk. The landowner will conduct habitat management and enhancement activities in the elk winter range to maintain and enhance range conditions. This “elk occupancy agreement” is the first of its kind in the northern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.