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20 years at Montezuma Land Conservancy-Landowners Lead the Way

 Ray and Sammie Coulon led the way when they became the first landowners in Montezuma County to put a conservation easement on their ranch in 1999. They saw the development happening around the county and they and their children agreed they didn’t want to see their land split up into…

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Montezuma Land Conservancy and the Montezuma Inspire Coalition Receive $1.8 Million Dollar Grant to Get Kids Outside

December 22, 2017-Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy a $1.8 million Inspire Initiative grant for programs that focus on outdoor activities for local youths. The grant will be used to expand and create programs under the Land Conservancy’s Montezuma Inspire Coalition, whose goal is to get kids…

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Predator and Prey-Building Raptor Poles at Fozzies Farm

Getting kids out on the land is more important now than ever. With so much of their time spent on their digital devices it’s great to get students out in the sunshine, getting hands on experience working on projects that they know will make a difference. Nineteen students from Southwest…

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Room to Roam for Wildlife

For generations, ranchers and farmers have been some of the best land stewards around, and their working landscapes help to sustain plant and wildlife habitat year round.  However, with costs of running a sustainable operation on the rise the pressures on landowners to sell their land, threatens a way of…

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So you want to be a farmer when you grow up?

Kids love getting dirty and a group of 3rd graders from Dolores Elementary were up to their elbows in dirt while making seed bombs for Fozzie’s farm in late September.  Talk about hands on learning, these 65 students came out to Fozzie’s Farm to learn about all the different people…

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