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

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>>

We’re Moving!

GVLT is happy to announce that we will be moving offices this Summer. We will soon be located at the nexus of many of Bozeman’s favorite trails in the old Harrington’s Used Furniture warehouse on South Wallace.  The space is being completely renovated and remodeled by Langlas and Associates and Intrinsik Architecture. We will finally have a ‘trailhead’ office where the public and visitors can learn about and interact with GVLT. Moving is no easy task and we will need lots of help from our community to make it happen. Read more>>

Bozeman Pond Property Turned Over to City of Bozeman

Bozeman just officially gained its first new park using the Trails, Open Space and Parks bond funding. In December 2013, the Bozeman City Commission unanimously approved using approximately $600,000 in funds from the Trails, Open Space and Parks Bond to purchase nine acres of land just north of Bozeman Pond Park. On April 28 the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) sold the land to the City of Bozeman. Read more >>