Piece of Paradise

McClellan Conservation Easement, Dolores County

Montezuma Land Conservancy closed on its 67th conservation easement in June with the McClellan project. This 800-acre property located in central Dolores county possesses critical habitat for big game and safeguards scenic views.  Landowner and easement donor Richard McClellan wanted his pristine property to forever be a place where elk roam and the lights of subdivisions are not to be found.

This projects brings the total to over 14,500 acres of protected lands in Montezuma Land Conservancy’s Groundhog Glade program area. This high altitude corner of the Colorado Plateau contains some of the largest undisturbed tracks of land left in Dolores County.

This project was made possible by the generous support of the Montelores Habitat Partnership Program and the Packard Foundation.

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