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Scenic Agricultural Property Along the San Juan Skyway Conserved!

On June 30th one of the most scenic properties along the San Juan Skyway outside of Mancos was set aside as open space forever thanks to a conservation easement held by the Montezuma Land Conservancy.  The Schultz Elk and Cattle Ranch anchors the entryway to Mancos and now, thanks to the…

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Beautiful Blue Sky Day Along the Dolores River for MLC’s Annual Member Picnic

It was a another beautiful blue sky summer day for MLC’s annual member picnic. About 75 people arrived to enjoy one of our favorite conserved properties. Val and Deanna Truelsen hosted us at their beautiful 311 acre conserved property along the Dolores River for the annual member picnic. Val gave…

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Ferdinand the Bull and Family Arrive at Fozzie’s Farm

Cattle ranching has a long history in southwest Colorado and Ken and Kathy Lausten and their family are carrying on that heritage here in Montezuma County. The Lausten family recently moved Ferdinand the bull and some cow calf pairs onto Fozzie’s Farm for summer grazing.  This is the first grazing…

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Leadership Transition at Montezuma Land Conservancy

Dear MLC Friends,   It has been the honor of a lifetime to get to know you and serve as the Executive Director of this wonderful organization.  It is because of you that MLC is the organization it is today.  I am so humbled every day walking into the office…

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13th Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival Tours 5 MLC Conserved Properties

The 13th Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival, hosted by the Cortez Cultural Center in Cortez, Colorado, was a popular venue for bird watching enthusiasts in southwestern Colorado during the second weekend in May. The festival was attended by hundreds of people from around the region and the United…

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