New GVLT License Plate Available in January One of the easiest ways to show your support for GVLT is to sport a license plate on your car. In January, you will be able to choose the GVLT license plate at the DMV when you register. Your $25 fee will go directly to GVLT so we can continue to protect this … Read More

FY 2016 Annual Report Released Another great year of building trails and conserving open space is in the books. We’re proud to share our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30,2016). You may notice that our annual report looks a bit different this year. We tried to show our supporters, in the most visual way … Read More

Staff Trail Pick: Dan’s NE Side Route The days are getting shorter but you still want to get out of town on a morning or evening run or bikeride? It’s easy to get from downtown into the woods and open space north of I-90. You’ll also experience some of Bozeman’s early history along the way. This out and back route … Read More

Open Land for Local Food: Conserved Farm Comes Full Circle 73 years later farm returns to local food roots in partnership with Gallatin Valley Land Trust and grower Fred Happel bought a 40 acre farm five miles from downtown Bozeman on Gooch Hill road in 1943 with money he saved from his Army stipend while serving in Japan during World War … Read More

How ‘Bout Them Bobcats! We’re lucky to have a great resource like Montana State University in our community. We try to partner with them whenever we can, whether it’s volunteer man power, student smarts, or department expertise. Over the last few weeks we’ve had the opportunity to work with the Bobcats on a number of projects and we have to … Read More

Kelly Pohl Moves On We’re sad-happy. Is there a word for that? Our amazing Associate Director, Kelly Pohl, is moving on to an exciting new chapter with our partner, Headwaters Economics. During her ten years with GVLT, Kelly spearheaded countless trails and open space projects that our community will enjoy for generations to come.  Some of her most memorable accomplishments include … Read More

Once Upon a Park… When we saw 12 acres of open land for sale right next to a park in the fastest growing part of town, we knew we had to act…fast.  GVLT saw potential, secured funding and purchased the land just in the nick of time. 3 acres were sold to HAVEN as a site for a new domestic violence shelter … Read More

Online Trail Map is Live! Trail users will now have information for their next outdoor adventure at their fingertips. We’ve partnered with the City of Bozeman to launch the first Main Street to the Mountains digital trail map. Until now, the only official trail map was printed and sold at retailers around town. It was challenging to keep the printed map … Read More

Young Explorers Passport to Adventure When our friend Kevin Sylvester, Executive Director of Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, a transitional shelter program for homeless families, approached us about the lack of outdoor and trail experience among his program’s clients, we knew we needed to help. The Family Promise Day Center is located across the street from Bozeman’s most iconic trail and … Read More

Introducing GVLT’s NextGen Advisory Board We are excited to introduce the members of their first GVLT NextGen Advisory Board. The following young professionals are representatives of their industries and share an appreciation for our region’s open spaces and access to trails. They will be helping us with outreach and fundraising activities, as well as ensuring that we are always looking to the future and … Read More