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 66 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.
On December 2 the Bozeman City Commission approved GVLT’s proposal to expand Bozeman Pond by 9 acres. This addition to a popular westside park is possible thanks to the Trails, Open Space, and Parks Bond. Read more >>
The past fiscal year was full of fantastic projects and our recently published annual report recaps some of these great accomplishments. Take a look online or contact the office if you’d like to receive a paper copy. See our annual reports >>
The Bozeman City Commission voted 4-0 in favor of a proposal to allocate up to $600,000 from the Trails, Open Space and Parks Bond for a paved bicycle and pedestrian pathway, linking the M and Drinking Horse Mountain trails to the existing 67-mile-long Main Street to the Mountains trail system. The Federal Lands Access Program has already committed $3.4 million to this project. Read more >>
20132013 Conservation Easement Monitoring Season Wrap Up Every year, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust stewardship manager personally visits each of our 89 private land conservation easement properties. This annual monitoring review of the property provides an opportunity to re-connect with our private land conservation partners, hear their …
2013GVLT is Hiring for a Communications and Community Outreach Manager The Communications and Community Outreach Manager works closely with the Executive Director to implement GVLT’s communications strategy to target key decision makers, donors, partners and the public. This position will be responsible for raising awareness of and funding for GVLT …