the Manitou Institute & Conservancy
Manitou Institute & Conservancy (MI&C) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, incorporated in Colorado in 1994. MI&C was created to support in-house environmental and educational programs, land conservation initiatives and the development of programs and projects being developed on land donated or sold to various spiritual and educational organizations in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in south central Colorado, by the Manitou Foundation.
The Institute has a small team that has extensive history with the land, the MHCP and CE intents and processes. They are committed to implementing the activities necessary to ensure the success of this program and the long-term conservation efforts to their fullest potential. These personnel monitor each stage of development, collaborating with the centers on the allowed build-out and scale of land use activities, based on both primary and secondary Conservation Easements, which are associated with each parcel. In addition to CE management, proactive projects are undertaken to enhance forest health and mitigate unhealthy or unsafe conditions.