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Montezuma Land Conservancy

Permanently protecting open spaces for their scenic, wildlife, cultural, and agricultural values in Southwest Colorado.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Montezuma Land Conservancy​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
MLC
Date Established
1998
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
31-1632961
Addresses
Headquarters Address
216 W Montezuma Ave
Cortez, CO 81321
Colorado Location
216 W Montezuma Ave
Cortez, CO 81321
Mailing Address
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Other Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
970.565.1664
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
info@montezumaland.org
Website
montezumaland.org
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Mission Statement

Montezuma Land Conservancy partners with our community to connect with, conserve, and enhance southwest Colorado's agricultural, scenic, and recreational lands and wildlife habitat for today and future generations.

Organization History

Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) is a not-for-profit land trust located in Cortez, Colorado established in 1998 to conserve special lands in our community. MLC works cooperatively with willing landowners in and around Montezuma and Dolores counties who choose to restrict development on their private property. These landowners make a significant contribution to the community by protecting productive soil and water, important wildlife habitat, and scenic beauty.

MLC believes that our landscape helps define our community and quality of life by providing resources to farm, ranch, hunt, fish, recreate and simply enjoy the scenery. Rural landscapes like ours are rapidly diminishing throughout Colorado as more folks discover how wonderful this state is. With 1 million new people expected to inhabit Colorado's west slope by 2030, local landowners have an opportunity now to guide development by protecting key lands.

Montezuma Land Conservancy is the only organization focused solely on private land conservation in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Since our founding in 1998, we have completed 78 transactions that permanently protect more than 38,580 acres of irrigated farm and ranch land, dry land farms, river valleys, wetlands, wildlife habitat, desert canyons, and sagebrush in the extreme southwestern corner of Colorado.

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