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Travis Custer Portrait

Travis Custer

Executive Director

“All kids deserve the opportunity to have dirty hands and wild hearts.”

Travis was born outside Colorado Springs. After living in North Carolina for a short time as a child, Travis returned to Colorado. He has lived in the Southwest corner of the state for 10 years, spending the last six living in Mancos where he raises his son, grows food, and enjoys the beauty of the landscape. Land has always been an important part of Travis’ life; camping, fishing, climbing, and hunting. Over the past nine years agriculture, water policy, soil health, and natural resource conservation have become his primary focuses and passions. Travis was a former board member of the Mancos Conservation District and spent time working for the Natural Resource Conservation Service and High Desert Conservation District where he spent his time working closely with farmers and ranchers, as well as local and state agencies, and land conservation organizations. In 2016, Travis was the recipient of the John Stencel Leadership Award from the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union for dedication and leadership in agriculture. He serves on the Keep It Colorado board where he hopes to help drive forward the innovation of the statewide land protection community. Travis enjoys bringing his passion and creativity to the Montezuma Land Conservancy and dedicating his time to continuing to serve his community, agriculture, and future generations.