84 - January 2019 Woodall’s Campground Management CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 6-8: ARVC’s State Leaders Conference Denver, Colo. Contact: 303-681-0401 18: ARVC’s Eastern Campus: National School of RV Park and Campground Management Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: 303-681-0401 26: Kansas ARVC’s Annual Meeting Four Seasons RV Acres Abilene, Kan. Contact: 785-761-6627 MARCH 2019 1-2: Ohio Campground Owners Association Spring Conference Trade Show Embassy Suites Airport Columbus, Ohio Contact: 614-221-7748 or [email protected] 12-17:Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s Convention Holiday Inn & Convention Center Stevens Point, Wisc. Contact: 608-525-2327 15-17: Northeast Campground Association’s Spring Conference DoubleTree by Hilton Danvers, Mass. Contact: 860-684-6389 APRIL 3: California Association of RV Parks & Campground’s Spring RV Park Day 49er Village RV Resort Plymouth, Calif. Contact: 530-885-1624 4-5:Tennessee ARVC’s State Conference River Plantation Conference Center Sevierville, Tenn. Contact: 865-591-7501 NOVEMBER 4-7: ARVC’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo Knoxville Convention Center Knoxville, Tenn. Contact: 303-681-0401 ext. 120 WCM Zinke: 960 Acres Added to Montana BLM Lands U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke an- nounced Dec. 11 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)hasacquiredlandsfromtheRockyMountain ElkFoundationfor$1,025,000withintheLittleSheep CreekwatershedinMontana. Accordingtoanewsrelease,theacquisitionwill addnearly1,000acresofwildlifehabitatandimprove accessto2,600acresofadjacentpubliclands. “Elk and mule deer are some of the most iconic speciesoftheAmericanWest,andinordertomain- tainhealthyherds,weareputtingafocusonhealthy habitat through targeted acquisitions and funding research on migration corridors,” said Secretary Zinke. “These nearly 1,000 acres join millions of other acres of land we have opened up for greater hunting and fishing access. Thanks to this partner- ship, we are able better conserve the species and increase access for sportsmen and women. It wouldn’t have been possible without the Rocky MountainElkFoundation.” “LittleSheepCreekisBLMandRMEF’slatestex- ample of how the Land and Water Conservation Fund benefits the American people,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “We appreciatetheprivatelandowners,andtheBLMfor recognizing the exceptional elk and mule deer winterrangethatthispropertyhosts,andthevalue ofopeningandimprovingaccesstopubliclandsfor futuregenerations.” The 960-acre parcel is located in the Beaver- headValley,fivemilessouthwestofLima,andabout 45 minutes south of Dillon. The parcel is bordered onthreesidesbylandmanagedbytheBLMandthe Beaverhead-DeerlodgeNationalForest. The projects is one of several collaborations involvingtheMontana/DakotasBLMandRMEF.Over the years, the two organizations have worked to- getheron75habitatstewardshipprojects,benefiting morethan97,000acresforelkandadiversearrayof otherspecies;aswellassixadditionallandsprojects that protected more than 25,000 acres of wildlife habitat, while improving public access to nearly 85,000acresofsurroundingpubliclands. WCM