Public Comments Needed for GVLT Accreditation Renewal November 20, 2023 Confidence, trust, inspiration…these are the benefits of working with an accredited land trust. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet the highest national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) initially earned accreditation when the program began … Read More

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts November 30, 2023 Wildflower Field Guide Hot off the presses! The second edition of the stunning Flora of the Yellowstone field guide by Bozeman author, Whitney Tilt, has arrived just in time for your holiday shopping. The new edition of this guide to the wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and other flora of the Greater Yellowstone Region … Read More

Peets Hill Improvements November 30, 2023 If you’ve been on Peets Hill in the past couple of months, you’ve hopefully enjoyed our recent improvements. You also may be wondering when others will be complete. We know the community is passionate about this beloved park and always want to keep you in the loop, so here’s the latest update: Completed Improvements … Read More

Thanks to Outgoing GVLT Board Members November 30, 2023 As 2023 comes to a close, we want to recognize GVLT’s three outgoing board members: Susan Dana, Mike Ellig, and Lawrie Lieberman. All three have generously served two three-year terms. We are grateful for the time, expertise, unique perspectives, and support Susan, Mike, and Lawrie have contributed to the organization and … Read More

Thank you, Kendeda Fund! October 30, 2023 As the Kendeda Fund wraps up decades of grantmaking, we want to recognize and celebrate the transformational impact Kendeda has had on GVLT and organizations across our community. Founded by philanthropist Diana Blank, Kendeda was named for her three children, Kenny, Dena, and Danielle. For nearly 20 years, Kendeda has contributed to every … Read More

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day October 30, 2023 “We are all connected,” said Smokey Rides at the Door (Niitsitapi) during his enlightening presentation at the recent Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration atop Peets Hill. The theme of “connection” ran throughout the event that brought as many as 500 community members together on a beautiful October evening. The celebration included a dedication of … Read More

Alaska Ranch Forever Protected October 30, 2023 GVLT is excited to announce the completion of the Alaska Ranch conservation easement near the town of Twin Bridges in Madison County. GVLT partnered with landowners Shawn and Allison Wentzel to establish the easement, forever protecting productive agricultural rangeland, scenic open space, and exceptional wildlife habitat. The conservation easement, which encompasses 2,375 acres … Read More

Lupine Legacy Planned Giving Challenge October 30, 2023 The future of our trails and open spaces will be built on today’s planned gifts. It takes all of us to keep GVLT’s promise of enduring protection of agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and trails and open space for generations to come. If you are planning to include GVLT in your … Read More

GVLT presents Anne Banks with Lifetime Service Award Image: Anne Banks receives GVLT’s Lifetime Service Award from Board Member Bill Cochran and Director of Development Justin Barth. September 29, 2023 GVLT typically gives out a Trail Partner of the Year Award to a person or group that has had an outsized impact on our local trails in the past year. This … Read More

Guest column: The second phase of Peets Hill improvements By Chet Work, Gallatin Vallely Land Trust Executive Director, and Mitch Overton, City of Bozeman Director of Parks & Recreation Aug 31, 2023 Peets Hill. It is about as iconic Bozeman as you can get. Whether you’ve lived here since childhood or are new to town, Peets Hill (also known as … Read More