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

Protecting Land Along the Gallatin River February 17, 2023 Back in 2007, the Kennedy family partnered with Gallatin Valley Land Trust to protect 277 acres of their 337-acre family farm with a conservation easement. Since then, Kevin Kennedy has worked diligently to ensure that the remaining 60 acres of his family farm be protected in perpetuity. We are pleased to … Read More

Burke Park Master Plan Approved February 17, 2023 We are thrilled to announce that earlier this month, the City of Bozeman Commissioners approved amendments to the Burke Park Master Plan. Approval of the plan means that the City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department, along with GVLT, can move forward in making improvements to Burke Park and Peets Hill, including … Read More

Guest column: Don’t limit a tool that helps preserve Montana by Pat Bousliman, for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle February 4, 2023 Montana is known as the “Last Best Place” because of its vast grasslands and productive farms east of the Rockies; the clean, cold rivers of its western valleys; and its sweeping ranches, majestic peaks and ancient forests. It’s no … Read More

Park County Conservation Program Manager Position Park County, Montana is located just north of Yellowstone National Park and includes the spectacular Paradise and Shields Valleys. The County is home to historic ranches, abundant wildlife and the wild Yellowstone River. The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) seeks a talented and visionary individual to join our team to help conserve this treasured … Read More