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

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

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

Guest column: Mind the mud — being kind to trails is important, too March 29, 2023 by Matt Parsons, GVLT Trails Director While most of the country grew up with four seasons — spring, summer, fall, and winter — Montanans know that there is a fifth season. This season is called “mud season” or “shoulder season,” when the ground becomes a … Read More

Gallatin Valley Earth Day in partnership with Gallatin Valley Land Trust presents “The importance of Private Lands for Wildlife: The Role of Land Trusts” on Thursday, February 16th in Bozeman, MT Chet Work, Executive Director for Gallatin Valley Land Trust, discusses the value of protecting private lands for wildlife habitat and the efforts of Montana’s land trusts and landowners to … Read More

Guest column: Don’t limit a tool that helps preserve Montana by Pat Bousliman, for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle February 4, 2023 Montana is known as the “Last Best Place” because of its vast grasslands and productive farms east of the Rockies; the clean, cold rivers of its western valleys; and its sweeping ranches, majestic peaks and ancient forests. It’s no … Read More

Guest column: Investment in conservation another reason to rejoice By Brendan Weiner, GVLT Conservation Director December 24, 2022 Our community can feel extra jolly this holiday season because earlier this week, four conservation projects — three submitted by Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) and one submitted by the Montana Land Reliance (MLR) — received approval for funding through the Gallatin … Read More

Keeping it open: Conservation easement program helping farmers stay on the land Jan 1, 2023 By Isabel Hicks for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle When Sherwin Leep was a boy, his family farmed in the vast open space that was Bozeman. The soils were rich, the water was plentiful, and nearly all his neighbors worked in agriculture, too. Fast forward 60 … Read More

Conservation easement protects 300-acre Gooch Hill property from development By Helena Dore, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer September 22, 2022 The Gallatin Valley Land Trust has finalized its 122nd conservation easement with the Bos family, permanently protecting their 300-acre farm along Gooch Hill Road from future development. The agreement guarantees that the tract of land won’t get fragmented into smaller … Read More