We’re Hiring a Communications Manager! Do you love telling stories about this incredible landscape and our access to it? The Communications Manager is the voice of GVLT and develops and distributes content about trails and conservation to our community. The full job announcement and application instructions are below. Questions? Reach out to EJ Porth, ej@gvlt.org. Title:                        Communications Manager Location:                 … Read More

80,000 Reasons to Log Miles May 18, 2023 In 2016, GVLT kicked off the first annual Summer Trails Challenge, a month-long, community wide celebration of all things trails. Since that time, Gallatin Valley runners, walkers, hikers and dog walkers have logged over 400,000 miles for area trails. In fact, this community loves Summer Trails Challenge so much, it was voted winner … Read More

Trail Rehabilitation projects to kick off on new 12 acres on Peets Hill May 18, 2023 The City of Bozeman and Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) are teaming up to begin improvements at Burke Park/Peets Hill. Those visiting Peets Hill in the coming week can expect to see machinery and equipment making its way to the southern end of Burke … 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

Missouri Headwaters Paddler’s Trail April 21, 2023 By BSWC Member Haile Houghton As our mission states, Gallatin Valley Land Trust connects people, communities, and open lands through conservation of working farms and ranches, healthy rivers, and wildlife habitat, and the creation of trails in the Montana headwaters of the Missouri and Upper Yellowstone Rivers. With this mission in mind, the … 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

Be Outside Kind this Mud Season March 17, 2023 While most of us grew up with the four basic seasons – spring, summer, fall, & winter – Montanans know that there is a fifth season. This season is known as “mud season” or “shoulder season,” when the ground becomes a sloppy, soupy mess. Nothing fills the GVLT Trails Team with … 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