Winter Bird Watching Just because winter weather has arrived doesn’t mean there aren’t a myriad of ways to enjoy our community trail system. Winter birdwatching is a great excuse to get outside and get moving. With the foliage cleared away, birds can be more visible and you might be surprised by the diversity you’ll find. Montana is home to an … Read More

Wild Flower Book Flora of the Yellowstone is a 408 page, full-color field guide book by author Whitney Tilt about Yellowstone’s diverse vegetation.  Much more than your average field guide, each species is featured in full-color photographs with scientific descriptions as well as the history, mythology, and popular wisdom of each plant. The book was a labor of love of … Read More

Gallatin Valley Conservation Partnership Gallatin Valley Land Trust is proud to be the lead partner on the Gallatin Valley Conservation Partnership, a new program designed to safeguard the agricultural heritage, productive soils, and vital streams of the Gallatin Valley. In 2015, the Natural Resources Conservation Service awarded $3.8M in funding to the Gallatin Valley Conservation Partnership, creating a new five-year … Read More

Front Street Connector GVLT is pleased to announce that the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOP) bond Committee has unanimously supported our proposal to use TOP funding to construct a paved path along the city-owned Front Street right-of-way. This connector will be situated just east of the Rouse Ave. and Oak St. intersection.  The 8’ wide paved bike and pedestrian … Read More

Farm to Table: Lamb Recipe from Willow Spring Ranch The Willow Spring Ranch property was conserved with GVLT in 2001 and raises organic, grass-fed lamb.  The owners, Katy and Rich Harjes, have provided one of their favorite lamb recipes to share with the GVLT family. We’re proud that our conservation efforts can help put local food onto the tables of … Read More

Burke Park Bridge Complete Construction is complete on the new bridge at the base of Peets Hill in Burke Park. GVLT, supporters, and partners hosted a dedication of the bridge before the Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll on December 5th.   It was a wonderful event to welcome the trail system’s newest bridge! The park is one of Bozeman’s most iconic and … Read More

Bozeman Pond Expansion Bozeman just officially gained its first park using the Trails, Open Space and Parks bond funding. The City Commission recently approved the park’s master plan so that construction can begin in the spring of 2016. In December 2013, the Bozeman City new Commission unanimously approved using approximately $600,000 in funds from the Trails, Open Space and Parks … Read More

6 Ways to Enjoy Open Land and Trails This Winter We don’t need to tell you that you live in a beautiful place. All you need to do is drive to the grocery store and you’ll see the breathtaking backdrop of our lives here in Bozeman, MT. Our summers are pure bliss. There never seems to be enough time to … Read More

This holiday season, make a gift to GVLT and save on your Montana taxes!   The Montana Endowment Tax Credit allows donors to pay less in Montana state income taxes when they give a qualifying planned gift to a qualified nonprofit endowment fund held at a community foundation. “There are many planned giving options and tax incentives available to donors today, … Read More

Winter Trail Running Safety: How to Install Studs on Running Shoes Trails Project Manager Jeff Hough, an avid runner, shares his tips for staying safe on icy trails. So, you want to keep your running routine going in winter, but conditions are holding you back. Get out and stay safe with this simple and cheap DIY hack. Aside from slipping … Read More