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 Hires EJ Porth As New Communications and Outreach Manager

EJ will be spreading the word about GVLT’s projects and accomplishments and building our community partnerships. She spent her previous 5 years in Bozeman as the Development Coordinator for HAVEN and Marketing Director at Buffalo Restoration. Read more about EJ >>

GVLT Accreditation Renewed

GVLT was awarded renewed accreditation in February by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation and indicates that GVLT meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust, and ensures that our conservation efforts are permanent.

2014 Make Tracks for Trails

Make Tracks for Trails on February 23 was a fantastic fundraiser for the Main Street to the Mountains trail system and raised over $25,000. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, or skied.