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Garratt Conservation Easement

The Garratt Place

The 73-acre Garratt conservation easement was completed in 2013 achieving a long-standing goal of Julia and Michael Garratt. The conservation easement includes fields and a portion of the West Fork of Stinking Springs Canyon protecting open space and relatively natural habitat. The Garratt’s have been interested in conservation easements for…

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Redburn Ranch Conservation Easement

Redburn Ranch

In December of 2006, Montezuma Land Conservancy closed on the approximately 300-acre Redburn Flying R Ranch in the Dolores River Watershed. The San Juan Skyway splits the property allowing drivers to enjoy views of the irrigated pastures gently sloping down to the Dolores River, the historic barn, and the red…

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Ivins Ranch Conservation Easement

Ivins Ranch

In December of 2010, Montezuma Land Conservancy took advantage of a special opportunity to build on the momentum of the Groundhog and Crescent Ranch conservation easements and further landscape-scale conservation with a 6,700-acre conservation easement on the Ivins Ranch. Identified as a high priority by the Montezuma Land Conservancy and…

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Sutcliffe Vineyards Conservation Easement

Sutcliffe Vineyards

Sandwiched between the Ute Mountain Ute reservation and Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, the strip of private land running through McElmo Canyon is captivating. Irrigated hayfields rise to red rock cliffs and the Sleeping Ute reaches almost 10,000 feet. The canyon’s temperatures vary wildly as cold air sinks off…

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Sundown Farm Conservation Easement

Sundown Farm

Dan and Anita Fernandez completed a conservation easement with MLC on their approximately 1,100 acre Sundown Farm in 2012. The property is a mix of agricultural fields and sage brush habitat. Sundown Farm is adjacent to the Coalbed Canyon State Wildlife area as well as another privately owned conservation easement….

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