Conservation Bus Tour

For nearly 30 years GVLT has partnered with private landowners to protect our region's most precious wildlife habitat in the Bozeman Pass area. Join GVLT Conservation Stewardship staff for a visit to a conserved property in Kelly Canyon. Walk the property and learn about the exceptional natural resources and habitat that have been protected and enhanced through the conservation easement.


Fall 2020


Visscher Property, Kelly Canyon






We host a tour of a conserved property each year to highlight a different conservation focus area or conservation value we’re protecting with landowners. Stay tuned for the 2020 date!

2019 Conservation Bus Tour Information:

This year’s Conservation Bus Tour* will visit the Visscher Property in Kelly Canyon. This conservation project has protected critical wildlife and bird habitat in the Bozeman Pass conservation focus area. GVLT has partnered with the Visscher family and others in the Bozeman Pass area to prevent fragmentation of the wildlife migration corridor from Yellowstone through the Bangtail and Bridger mountains.

The bus will depart the GVLT office at 5:30pm. There will be a brief stop along the way at the conserved Rocky Creek Farm to see a recent stream restoration project. Upon arrival at the Visscher property, attendees will take a short walk to an open field where the group can observe a beaver complex on Kelly Creek. Amy Chadwick, watershed restoration professional, will talk about the role of beavers on the landscape. We’ll also hear from the Visscher family about their conservation vision for the property. As we walk back to the buses, we’ll be guided by members of the Sacajawea Audubon Society who will share birding tips and information about bird habitat. When we arrive back at the GVLT office, attendees are welcome to join GVLT staff for a reception with refreshments.

Tickets for this event are free but limited to 100.  To reserve your seat on the bus, click here.

*Bus is a school bus, not a fancy bus. We are a nonprofit after all!

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