CONSERVATION EDUCATION PROGRAM AND TRM RANCH


How many acres is the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR)?
Does the public have access to the TRM ranch?
Who owns the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch?
Did Theodore Roosevelt ever visit the ranch?
How many students & teachers participate in the Boone & Crockett Conservation Education Program each year?
Is the Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center open year-round?
Who was Elmer Rasmuson?
Is the education program federally funded?



How many acres is the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR)?
6,040 acres

Does the public have access to the TRM ranch?
As with any private land people must ask for permission for access. The ranch does have a Watchable Wildlife Trail that is open to the public (no permission needed) all year with the exception of hunting season. The ranch participates in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park's block management program which provides hunting opportunities on private lands. The public hunting program at the TRM Ranch is operated by the ranch manager.

Who owns the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch?
The Boone & Crockett Club. This is the only ranch the Club owns. The purpose of ranch is for demonstration, education and research as it relates to integrated livestock and wildlife management.

Did Theodore Roosevelt ever visit the ranch?
No, the ranch was named after him because he started the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887 with several fellow hunters and conservationists. The ranch was purchased by the Club in 1987 and named the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in TR's honor.

How many students & teachers participate in the Boone & Crockett Conservation Education Program each year?
Approximately 2,500

Is the Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center open year-round?
Yes

Who was Elmer Rasmuson?
Elmer E. Rasmuson, a distinguished Alaska pioneer, banking and civic leader was a member of the Boone & Crockett Club from 1987-2000. He was a hunter and conservationist who grew up in Alaska. His legacy to conservation and to the perpetuation of the wildlife conservation heritage of the Boone & Crockett Club is embodied in the educational and research mission of the Wildlife Conservation Center.

Is the education program federally funded?
No, the program is supported by the Boone and Crockett Club and Foundation and by grants submitted to private foundations who support K-12 education. We do also apply for state grants with agencies like Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Montana Association of Conservation Districts.

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