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 over 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 80 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

Burke Park
New Burke Park Bridge Announced

We’re celebrating GVLT’s 25th Anniversary with the installation of a new and much needed bridge at our very first trail project, Burke Park/ Peets Hill. This new bridge will replace the existing culvert and help with safety, erosion, water quality, and flood mitigation. It will also serve as a beautiful entrance to Bozeman’s most iconic and most popular town trail.

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Wesbite Highlight
GVLT and Partners Secure $3.7 Million for Conservation

In January GVLT and partners were awarded over $3.7 million for on the ground conservation in the Gallatin Valley through the new NRCS funding program, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). These funds will all go toward conservation easements with a focus on soil health, water quality, and water quantity in the Missouri Headwaters and Lower Gallatin Basin. Read more>>

trail map
2015 Trail Map Now Available

After months of poring over GPS data we have finalized the 25th anniversary edition of the Main Street to the Mountains trail map. The map features a list of top town trails, amenities, and mileage. The last map was printed in 2012 so we’ve added all the trails that have been built since then. Click on the link for a list of retailers who sell the new map.

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