Exploring Our Connection To Land

Community Programs

Celebrating Our Diversity

Cross-Cultural Programs

Since 2021, Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) has been partnering with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to build relationships with the Tribal community and increase understanding and application of Indigenous perspectives in our conservation and lands work.

The primary focus areas of this work is our Traditional Harvest Project, the Fall Event, and Youth & Community Education

Learning for all ages

Educational Programs

Our Educational Programs utilize land as a canvas for positive youth development, building leadership skills, and exposing youth and young adults to careers in conservation, helping to ensure that the next generation is ready to continue this critical work.

ARC Internship Program

An engaging 2-week hands-on learning experience for local high school students.

Field Trips

Students and teachers alike get a chance to have fun and learn while putting their hands in the dirt.


Community workshops around land management best practices, agriculture, and more.

Montezuma Inspire Coalition

Dig in & Get Started

Fozzie’s Farm

Fozzie's Farm is MLC's 83-acre educational farm hub located in Lewis, Colorado.

From field trips to paid internships, from landowner workshops to recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone at Fozzie's!

Come join us for a program, or host your own group or event by renting our classroom.

Removing Barriers

Equitable Land Access Project

According to the Agrarian Trust (AT), thousands of farmers and ranchers with 400 million acres of land in the United States are starting to retire, yet the next generation of farmers struggle to access land.

In 2022, MLC formed a partnership with the La Plata Open Space Conservancy and the Old Fort Farm of Fort Lewis College to explore the barriers to land access that face aspiring farmers and others in Southwest Colorado and look for opportunities to increase land accessibility among our community.

group of young farmers visiting a farm