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

80,000 Reasons to Log Miles May 18, 2023 In 2016, GVLT kicked off the first annual Summer Trails Challenge, a month-long, community wide celebration of all things trails. Since that time, Gallatin Valley runners, walkers, hikers and dog walkers have logged over 400,000 miles for area trails. In fact, this community loves Summer Trails Challenge so much, it was voted winner … Read More

Trail Rehabilitation projects to kick off on new 12 acres on Peets Hill May 18, 2023 The City of Bozeman and Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) are teaming up to begin improvements at Burke Park/Peets Hill. Those visiting Peets Hill in the coming week can expect to see machinery and equipment making its way to the southern end of Burke … Read More

Arthur Blank partners with GVLT to conserve Paradise Valley Ranch AMB West Chairman and Owner Arthur Blank purchased Paradise Valley Ranch (PVR) in 2019, at which time he pledged to preserve the ranching traditions, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty of the property. On April 19, Blank made his commitment to the community official when he established a conservation easement on … Read More

How protecting lands can boost community well-being Guest Column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle May 18, 2023 Great communities have both incredible amenities and world class services. While these assets don’t necessarily need to be close to one another, when they can be, it creates a wonderful synergy. Nearly a decade ago, two local nonprofit groups, Gallatin Valley Land Trust … Read More

Missouri Headwaters Paddler’s Trail April 21, 2023 By BSWC Member Haile Houghton As our mission states, Gallatin Valley Land Trust connects people, communities, and open lands through conservation of working farms and ranches, healthy rivers, and wildlife habitat, and the creation of trails in the Montana headwaters of the Missouri and Upper Yellowstone Rivers. With this mission in mind, the … Read More

Funding approved for open lands projects throughout Gallatin County April 18, 2023 by Alex Miller, Bozeman Daily Chronicle The Gallatin County Commission greenlit more than $450,000 for open lands projects throughout the county Tuesday. Just over $458,000 in funding from the Open Lands Program was approved for six projects in Bozeman, Three Forks, West Yellowstone, Big Sky and Four Corners. … Read More