Bozeman, land trust close deal for Peets Hill land By Nora Shelly, Bozeman Daily Chronicle January 21, 2021 It’s official: 12 acres off Bozeman’s iconic Peets Hill will be preserved as a city park. The city and the Gallatin Valley Land Trust finalized the sale of a chunk of land at the southern end of the hill on Wednesday, according … Read More

Bozeman commission to consider purchase of Peets Hill addition By Nora Shelley, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer December 10, 2021 Bozeman city commissioners plan to consider next week whether the city should spend $800,000 to seal the deal on a purchase of 12 acres of land on Peets Hill. The plot of land up for sale is at the far … Read More

160-acre property in Middle Cottonwood Canyon secured for public By Helena Dore with Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 16, 2021 A 160-acre piece of land in the West Bridger Mountains that was once private is now public thanks to a local family, a land trust and various donors. Staff from the Gallatin Valley Land Trust and the U.S. Forest Service gathered … Read More

Guest column: Peets Hill offers shared space, mutual history By EJ Porth for Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 4, 2021 There is a common saying at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT), “By building trails, we build community.” The power of this saying became abundantly clear last month when 12 acres at the south end of Peets Hill was suddenly for … Read More

Gallatin Valley Land Trust raising money to buy land near Peets Hill By Nora Shelley Bozeman Daily Chronicle August 27, 2021 The fate of 12 acres at the south end of Peets Hill is now in the hands of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, which is working to raise money to make good on a deal to buy the land. … Read More

GVLT marks 50,000 acres of conservation easements KZBK by Chet Layman July 26, 2021 BOZEMAN — The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) just completed its 50,000 acres of conservation easements in southwest Montana. Most of us think of GVLT as the folks who create trails around the area, it turns out that’s about half of their work. I talked with … Read More

Editorial: Open space efforts benefit all of us Bozeman Daily Chronicle By Editorial Staff July 23, 2021 A guest column published here on July 17 extolled the Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s milestone of reaching 50,000 acres of conserved open space in southwest Montana. And that is truly a remarkable accomplishment. In this rapidly growing region, open space is disappearing at … Read More

Guest column: Thinking about the march toward the next 50,000 acres July 17, 2021 Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Chet Work A few weeks ago the Gallatin Valley Land Trust reached a truly incredible milestone. After partnering with the Visser family to conserve 395 acres of their productive farmland in Churchill, just west of Four Corners, GVLT has now permanently conserved … Read More

Churchill -area farm grants conservation easement Belgrade News July 1, 2021 GVLT completes 117th conservation easement, reaches milestone of 50,000 acres conserved The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) has announced it has reached its 50,000 acres-conserved milestone with the successful completion of a conservation easement in the Amsterdam-Churchill area of Gallatin County on the Madison-Gallatin Plateau. The 395-acre Bruce Visser … Read More

Gallatin County on track to log 77,500 miles in sixth annual Summer Trails Challenge By: Ashley Washburn For KZBK Posted at 8:44 AM, Jun 23, 2021 BOZEMAN — Gallatin Valley Land Trust is hosting their sixth annual Summer Trails Challenge, which is an opportunity for community members to help raise money for the dozens of trails in and around Gallatin County. To … Read More