Community Giving Day Fundraiser Blows Past Goal May 6, 2015/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Eric Dietrich Bridget Wilkinson, the executive director of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation, thought $100,000 was a decent goal for the Gallatin Valley’s first community-wide giving day held Tuesday. Bozeman doubled that — and then some. The Bozeman Sports Park Foundation topped the website’s leader board, … Read More

Under the Watchful Eye of Trail Ambassadors April 18, 2015 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Guest Column by Kelly Pohl In 1976, a clever psychology experiment tested the theory that being watched changes human behavior. In the experiment, children were invited to take just one piece of candy from a bowl and then each kid was left alone in a room … Read More

Trail ambassadors: New program aims to mitigate conflict on area trail system March 15, 2015 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Ben Pierce From Bozeman the quick drive to the College ‘M’ trailhead at the southern end of the Bridger Mountains is a pleasant one. Heading east out of town the whitewashed monogram looms above on the forested slopes, beckoning Bozemanites … Read More

GVLT lands $3.7 million grant for conservation January 15, 2015 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Laura Lundquist Land conservation efforts in the Gallatin Valley have received a financial boost of almost $4 million. On Wednesday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Gallatin Valley Land Trust was awarded a $3.7 million matching grant through the Natural Resources and Conservation … Read More

Three new conservation easements protect Gallatin Valley rivers December 3, 2014 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Laura Lundquist Three Gallatin Valley landowners have joined dozens of others in preserving not only the rural character of the valley but also the health of its rivers. On Tuesday, the Gallatin County Commission approved grants for conservation easements on two riverfront properties and … Read More