Photo by Louise JohnsAMB West Philanthropies awards GVLT a three-year grant

September 18, 2020

Photo by Louise Johns

Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) established its first conservation easement in the beautiful Paradise Valley in 1995 on the banks of the mighty Yellowstone River. Since then, we have remained engaged in the valley and have partnered with another 10 landowners to protect nearly 5,100 acres through voluntary conservation easements. Much like the Gallatin Valley, the Paradise Valley is facing similar challenges with rapid growth and development. In response, GVLT has renewed its commitment to this landscape to prevent subdivision and fragmentation that threaten the working farms and ranches and scenic wildlife habitat that have defined the valley. We are excited to announce that AMB West Philanthropies, a program of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, has awarded GVLT a three-year grant to increase our outreach efforts and advance the pace of private land conservation in the Paradise Valley. Through our 30 years of private land conservation work, we know that “boots on the ground” and one-on-one conversations are the most effective way to understand the needs of a rural community and build strong relationships with hardworking farmers and ranchers. We look forward to this work and anticipate sharing Paradise Valley successes with all of you as we complete projects in the coming years.  Thanks to AMB West Philanthropies and their commitment to “Protecting Paradise” for all of us to enjoy.