Volunteer Trail Work Opportunities Are you looking for ways to give back to the trails you enjoy using? Fill out our Trail Work Volunteer Inquiry Form to indicate your interest and we will reach out about upcoming opportunities. Also scroll down to see a list of 2024 Community Trail Work Events. What to Expect Every trail project varies, depending on … Read More

A Small Easement on a Mighty Trail February 18, 2022 Photo by Erik Bendick GVLT is thrilled to announce the purchase of a trail easement on a section of the Bridger Ridge Trail (BRT) on the south end of the Bridgers. The BRT passes through a rugged stretch of mountains well-known for their tremendous recreational value and sits almost entirely … Read More

NextGen S.T.I.R. February 18. 2022 Photo by Kelly Kuntz The NextGen Advisory Board cultivates future conservation leaders for our community by connecting young professionals to GVLT’s mission of trails and open space. They ensure that GVLT’s work remains relevant and meaningful for future generations. When the GVLT NextGen Advisory Board opened applications for new members last September, they were blown … Read More

The Rich History of Highland Glen November 15, 2021 Did you know that the north-south path through Highland Glen began as an ancient bison trail connecting the Gallatin Valley with the Yellowstone River Valley and beyond? Indigenous peoples traveled this path to hunt bison for 5,000-6,000 years before William Clark and members of the Corps of Discovery were the first … Read More

In Pursuit of Peets Hill We recently learned that a 12-acre parcel on the southern end of Peets Hill is for sale. The undeveloped parcel would increase the size of Peets Hill/Burke Park by 30% and includes a well-established spur trail that connects Peets Hill to Kagy Boulevard and the rest of the Main Street to the Mountains Trail system. … Read More

The Future of Land Conservation at GVLT August 11, 2021 Conserving the last best place despite rapid population growth and development is no easy feat. Not only does it require significant resources, it requires strategic decision making about how and where we can have the most impact. For GVLT, land conservation is strategic. Together, more than 100 families, we have … Read More

Leaping for Joy with the New Leep Conservation Easement July 16, 2021 We are excited to announce that we have completed our 118th conservation easement on the Leep Family Farm in the Gooch Hill Area, protecting the parcel from development and keeping it in agricultural production forever. When you see the 514-acre Leep Family Farm, it is easy to imagine … Read More

Farmers’ Market Season is Here June 25, 2021 Photo by Tori Pintar Summer is in full swing, and our plates are running over with local veggies, meat, and eggs. We bike past our flowering community gardens on our way to the bustling local farmers markets. Restaurant menus boast regional brews and ingredients plucked from nearby farms and ranches. There is … Read More

Opt for Dry Trails March 19, 2021 Ah, Mud Season. Folks, it’s that special time of year where every walk with your favorite furball results in a bath. Hey, we get it. The weather is warming up, ski season is coming to a close, and everyone is itching to get outside. But visiting muddy trails isn’t just bad for Fido’s … Read More

Balancing Conservation and Recreation January 15, 2021 2020 highlighted challenges around recreation in our growing community. The pandemic pushed us outside and even accelerated the migration of people to our valley. GVLT heard more concerns over pressure points on our trails and open lands than ever before. We have been reckoning with these challenges for years.  How do we conserve … Read More