Popular Outdoor Podcast Digs Into Land Trusts Ryan “Cal” Callaghan, host of Cal’s Week in Review, a popular podcast from the Meateater Network, recently sat down with GVLT Executive Director Chet Work, Montana Land Reliance Managing Director Kendall Van Dyk, and Montana Association of Land Trusts Executive Director Marcus Strange to dig into lands trusts and conservation easements. The three … Read More

Top Mud Season Tips and Trail Alternatives It’s that time of year again—when the weather can change by the hour. Early spring brings “mud season,” when the ground becomes a sloppy, soupy mess, and trail conditions can be described as “variable” at best. Nothing fills the GVLT Trails team with anxiety quite like mud season, when our beloved local trails … Read More

Celebrating 30 years of conservation at Bohart Ranch, now Crosscut Jean MacInnes at Jane’s Gate. Photo taken by GVLT founder Chris Boyd. This month, GVLT and Crosscut Mountain Sports Center joined together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a 276-acre conservation easement that forever protects a significant portion of the internationally renowned sports center in Bridger Canyon. Thanks to the … Read More

Minimize Your Taxes and Maximize Your Impact Like many people approaching retirement, John and Mary Robbins met with their financial advisor to discuss the future. John, an internal medicine specialist with Bozeman Health, retired last April and Mary is a retired nurse. One of the topics they discussed with their advisor was charitable giving. The Robbins have been longtime supporters … Read More

Guest column: Regional growth challenges require teamwork and the entire toolbox By Jeff Ott, Gallatin Valley Land Trust Board Chair February 1, 2024 If you spend 30 years focused on any particular task, you would assume it would become easy. Yet, even with three decades of experience conserving private land in Southwest Montana, Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) is finding … Read More

Jefferson Riverside Property Forever Open and Natural The closing of 2023 brought another reason to celebrate a year of successful land conservation efforts. In cooperation with generous landowners, we closed our 128th conservation easement on a 407-acre property located along the Jefferson River west of Three Forks. We are grateful to the family who chose to forever conserve their productive … Read More

Run Dog Run Creates Dog Parks and Community Mission accomplished! After working to increase the number of off-leash facilities in the Bozeman area for the past 12 years, local nonprofit and perennial GVLT partner, Run Dog Run, has achieved its mission and officially dissolved. With the abundance of dog parks in Bozeman today, it’s hard to imagine a time when … Read More

Guest column: Land conservation is forever work By Chet Work, Gallatin Valley Land Trust Executive Director December 7, 2023 Amidst the rapid growth and development in southwest Montana, land conservation has become increasingly important. At the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT), we are proud to play a central role in protecting our region’s natural and agricultural resources and are grateful … Read More

County takes first step in facilitating conservation of 3,000 acres Laurenz Busch Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer December 5, 2023 County commissioners granted initial approval for the use of almost $3 million of public funds for two conservation easements on Tuesday, marking an important step for the protection of over 3,000 agricultural acres near Gallatin Gateway and Three Forks. The … Read More

Guest column: A lasting legacy requires big dreams and determination By Chet Work, Gallatin Valley Land Trust Executive Director October 19, 2023 Inspired by the brilliant colors and snowy peaks of another incredible Montana fall, I recently headed up Drinking Horse Mountain Trail to take in the views—Bridger Canyon to the east, the Gallatin Range to the south, and the … Read More