GVLT Mission

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.

Since our founding in 1990 we have helped conserve nearly 67 square miles of land in Gallatin Valley and the surrounding communities through partnerships with private landowners, sustaining stewardship of family lands using voluntary conservation agreements. Through public and private partnerships GVLT has helped expand the Main Street to the Mountains trail system to over 67 miles in length, providing recreation, transportation and a connection to nature.

GVLT is your community land trust and is a member-supported, nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing the communities we serve.

GVLT Highlights

GVLT Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

It has been an exceptional year for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. Transparency is important to us. We encourage you to browse through our Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report for financial statements, trails accomplishments, conservation projects, and more! We are your community land trust! Read more>>

Credit: Jessie Moore
GVLT Donates Sourdough Canyon Trailhead to Forest Service

On July 22nd the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) donated the 5.9-acre Sourdough Canyon Trailhead property to the United States Forest Service for inclusion in the long-term management of the Custer Gallatin National Forests. A popular take off point for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, dog walking and winter cross-country skiing, the trailhead is one of Bozeman’s most popular access points and until now has never been in public ownership. Read more>>

Snowfill Map Highlight
GVLT Creates New Trails at Snowfill Recreation Area

We are happy to announce that we have completed construction of ¾ mile of new trail at Snowfill Recreation Area north of Bozeman off McIllhattan Road. The park has become a favorite among dog owners for its stunning views, fenced 37-acres, and winding trails through rolling fields. Read more >>