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 Valley Land Trust Executive Director, and Mitch Overton, City of Bozeman Director of Parks & Recreation August 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

Enter to win a fully-guided bull elk hunt on the conserved Paradise Valley Ranch! September 1, 2023 RAFFLE IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets! We will contact the winner of the raffle by October 6th. GVLT is excited to partner with the AMB West Hunting Program to raffle off this once-in-a-lifetime experience—a fully-guided bull elk hunt … Read More

1,808 Acre Camp Creek Land and Cattle Conserved with GVLT 8/8/2023 Bozeman’s growth is on full display this summer. Around every new roundabout is a road, subdivision, or building that “I swear wasn’t there last week.” Meanwhile, just a stone’s-throw away, in the rolling dryland hills and dirt roads west of Four Corners, time is almost standing still. While quiet … Read More

Phase II Improvements on at the Peets Hill Addition 8/3/2023 Construction update (11/29/2023): The Medicine Wheel and Mountain Range Finder installation will be complete in spring 2024. Thanks for your patience.  A Note from Adam Johnson, Trails Program Manager, on the Peets Hill expansion project: We hope that everyone has had the chance to visit and experience the new overlooks … Read More

Drinking Horse TLC 6/16/2023 Everyone’s beloved trail, Drinking Horse Mountain, is getting some much needed TLC after years of heavy use. This gem of a trail is deserving of a little extra love. She hosts 150 visits per day in the winter and 500 (yes, 500!) each day in the summer months. All those visitors (and their dogs) put some … Read More

Trout Creek Farm Conserved 6/15/23 As development continues to soar in the Gallatin Valley, so does the number of acres conserved forever in partnership with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. 267 acres of beautiful open land northeast of Belgrade now joins 123 conserved properties totaling over 61,000 acres, 95 square miles. The Trout Creek farm is located in GVLT’s East … Read More