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Protecting Open Space and Building Trails for Generations to come

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust connects people to the landscapes that surround us through the conservation of open spaces and creation of trail systems. Through our work we provide spaces for children to get outside, protect habitat for our area’s most iconic wildlife species, keep working farms working, and offer world class outdoor recreation from our Main Street to the Mountains, and so much more. In short, we preserve the very things that make the Gallatin Valley such a great place to live.

Witnessing a herd of elk with steaming breath in the Bridger Mountain foothills. Walking your dog and running into neighbors on Peets Hill. Reflecting quietly as you drive through rolling golden pastures of wheat in Amsterdam. Conquering the Drinking Horse Trail summit and looking out victoriously over the valley. Fishing on the East Gallatin River. Sending your kids off to school on the trails. These are the moments we are working hard to protect. This is the Montana experience.

Celebrate the end of the harvest season on October 14 at the 5th annual Montana Fresh Hop Festival, featuring fresh-hopped beer from over 30 Montana breweries from all around the state! Profits from the event will benefit #GVLT. See link in bio to purchase tickets.

Celebrate the end of the harvest season on October 14 at the 5th annual Montana Fresh Hop Festival, featuring fresh-hopped beer from over 30 Montana breweries from all around the state! Profits from the event will benefit #GVLT. See link in bio to purchase tickets. ...

Townie trails.
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Townie trails.
#gvlt
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Meet new MTA Board Member, Hailey Sinoff.
Hailey grew up as a dancer and a skier in Truckee California, the traditional homelands of the Washoe people. A deep love of mountains and snow brought her to Bozeman. 
Enchanted by the passion of community members to make Bozeman more equitable and resilient in the face of climate change, she became involved with several local organizations including the Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Forward Montana. 
While pursuing a degree in Political Science and Sociology at Montana State University, she was a member of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Council and helped pass the university's first sustainability plan. In her time as a student, she researched the historical relationship between Land Grant universities, Indigenous communities, and how that legacy is communicated today. 
Hailey is honored and ecstatic to be a part of an organization where art and connection are seen as the headwaters of change.
You may remember that we met Hailey through a program at MSU called Boardroom Bobcats. Even then, she contributed greatly to meetings. Welcome to the board (officially), Hailey!
#boardroombobcats #montanastateuniversity #changemaker

Meet new MTA Board Member, Hailey Sinoff.

Hailey grew up as a dancer and a skier in Truckee California, the traditional homelands of the Washoe people. A deep love of mountains and snow brought her to Bozeman.

Enchanted by the passion of community members to make Bozeman more equitable and resilient in the face of climate change, she became involved with several local organizations including the Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Forward Montana.

While pursuing a degree in Political Science and Sociology at Montana State University, she was a member of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Council and helped pass the university`s first sustainability plan. In her time as a student, she researched the historical relationship between Land Grant universities, Indigenous communities, and how that legacy is communicated today.

Hailey is honored and ecstatic to be a part of an organization where art and connection are seen as the headwaters of change.

You may remember that we met Hailey through a program at MSU called Boardroom Bobcats. Even then, she contributed greatly to meetings. Welcome to the board (officially), Hailey!

#boardroombobcats #montanastateuniversity #changemaker
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After almost four years of conversations, careful planning, and lots of hard work by a lot of people, we are excited to announce that we recently finalized a conservation easement with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (gvlt).
This means that our land will be protected from development — forever.
We could not be more excited to have the conservation easement officially completed, and we could not be more grateful for gvlt, the Gallatin County Open Lands Program, and the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative, who collectively did a ton of work and provided the funding for the easement.
(Link in bio to a story on the easement.)
It’s hard to find the words, but looking out at our land and knowing that the land, the wildlife habitat, the grasses, the soil, the water, and all that goes with it will be protected forever — it’s a special feeling — and Sarah, Otto, Greta, and I talk about it regularly.
We’re passionate about our land and our work, and we’re passionate about conservation and doing what we can for future generations.
Huge thanks — again — to gvlt, who quarterbacked this and guided it to completion. We couldn’t be happier.
So — to the land. 
Onward.

After almost four years of conversations, careful planning, and lots of hard work by a lot of people, we are excited to announce that we recently finalized a conservation easement with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (gvlt).

This means that our land will be protected from development — forever.

We could not be more excited to have the conservation easement officially completed, and we could not be more grateful for gvlt, the Gallatin County Open Lands Program, and the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative, who collectively did a ton of work and provided the funding for the easement.

(Link in bio to a story on the easement.)

It’s hard to find the words, but looking out at our land and knowing that the land, the wildlife habitat, the grasses, the soil, the water, and all that goes with it will be protected forever — it’s a special feeling — and Sarah, Otto, Greta, and I talk about it regularly.

We’re passionate about our land and our work, and we’re passionate about conservation and doing what we can for future generations.

Huge thanks — again — to gvlt, who quarterbacked this and guided it to completion. We couldn’t be happier.

So — to the land.

Onward.
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