How ‘Bout Them Bobcats! We’re lucky to have a great resource like Montana State University in our community. We try to partner with them whenever we can, whether it’s volunteer man power, student smarts, or department expertise. Over the last few weeks we’ve had the opportunity to work with the Bobcats on a number of projects and we have to … Read More

Kelly Pohl Moves On We’re sad-happy. Is there a word for that? Our amazing Associate Director, Kelly Pohl, is moving on to an exciting new chapter with our partner, Headwaters Economics. During her ten years with GVLT, Kelly spearheaded countless trails and open space projects that our community will enjoy for generations to come.  Some of her most memorable accomplishments include … Read More

Once Upon a Park… When we saw 12 acres of open land for sale right next to a park in the fastest growing part of town, we knew we had to act…fast.  GVLT saw potential, secured funding and purchased the land just in the nick of time. 3 acres were sold to HAVEN as a site for a new domestic violence shelter … Read More

Online Trail Map is Live! Trail users will now have information for their next outdoor adventure at their fingertips. We’ve partnered with the City of Bozeman to launch the first Main Street to the Mountains digital trail map. Until now, the only official trail map was printed and sold at retailers around town. It was challenging to keep the printed map … Read More

Bugs: An Out of the Box Weed Management Tool Battling noxious weeds can be one of the most challenging natural resource issues landowners encounter. GVLT works with conservation easement landowners to explore all of the options available to help tackle the weed problem and care for their property and resources. Chemical herbicides and traditional mowing or hand pulling are the … Read More

GVLT Partners with Local Audubon Chapter to Help Kestrel Population Sacajawea Audubon chapter members have been installing and monitoring American Kestrel Boxes in the Gallatin Valley for the last couple of years. GVLT partnered with the chapter in this effort and several of our conservation easement property owners have provided quality sites for nest box installation. The project this year … Read More

100th Property Conserved We’ve hit a milestone and we want to share it with you. In partnership with the Toohey family, we have finalized our 100th conservation easement, protecting 959 acres of prime farmland from subdivision and development. Most valley residents will recognize the property, located just north of Bozeman off Springhill Rd. The property stretches from wetlands along the … Read More

Young Explorers Passport to Adventure When our friend Kevin Sylvester, Executive Director of Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, a transitional shelter program for homeless families, approached us about the lack of outdoor and trail experience among his program’s clients, we knew we needed to help. The Family Promise Day Center is located across the street from Bozeman’s most iconic trail and … Read More

GVLT Welcomes Keegan Halsey We’re excited to introduce our newest face in the office, Keegan. Keegan is working as a conservation and trails intern with GVLT through the summer as a Montana Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Member. He’s working with volunteer groups and helping with various trail maintenance projects. Give him a high five if you see him out! Learn a … Read More

Bozeman Pond Update and Ribbon Cutting You’ve been patiently waiting and now the time has come. Bozeman Pond Park is open for business as the first completed project using Trails and Open Space Bond funding. The trails are complete (thanks to 200 volunteers who helped during National Trails Day) and the paved multi-use trail connecting the pond to the new … Read More