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

Guest Column: A Partnership that’s helping our local trails thrive May 29, 2021 A recent study found that children with attention deficits concentrate better after a walk in the park. It seems even short exposures to the outdoors can supplant the need for prescription drugs. Those of us who have felt the clarity and calm after a stroll on the … Read More

Draft trails plan published for review May 27, 2021 Belgrade News Staff Report A draft of a plan outlining a vision for a trail network in the so-called Triangle Area between Belgrade, Bozeman and Four Corners was released this week for public review and comment. For about a year, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Gallatin County have been working … Read More

Editorial: Planning trails before development continues June 22, 2021 By the Bozeman Daily Chronicle Editorial Staff Intense residential development is anticipated within the triangle of land defined by Bozeman, Belgrade and Four Corners at its corners. And planners have developed a guide for how trails for pedestrians and cyclists should lace through the area. What a novel concept: plan for … Read More

Guest column: Private land conservation key to protecting paradise Feb 13, 2021 By Peter Brown, Brendan Weiner, and Jessie Wiese,  Guest Columnists for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle The Gallatin Valley is not alone in seeing the increased development and fragmentation of open lands. The neighboring Paradise Valley, stretching from Livingston south to Gardiner, is also seeing a high level of … Read More