WAYS TO GIVE
Re-connecting with GVLT private land partners
The recent spring weather portends the start of another conservation easement monitoring season here at GVLT. The abundant rain has also fortuitously arrived at a time when crops, rangelands and forests most need a boost as the landscape around us …
May 23, 2013 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Amanda Ricker
Bozeman is getting a new single-track trail that can be used year-round for hiking, biking and Nordic skiing.
The Gallatin Valley Land Trust is building a roughly 4-mile trail this summer in the gulch area east of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital near the existing winter ski trails.
“The hospital has been very generous about letting people use the ski trails in the winter and this will add to that,” Penelope Pierce, executive director of GVLT, said Wednesday. Read more here.
Guest Column: The Trail Fairy Needs Your Help!
April 6, 2013 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle
We are blessed in Bozeman to have over 62 miles of public trails in our Main Street to the Mountains trail system. There is no fee to use these trails and they serve many diverse purposes for a huge cross section of the population. Many people tie their quality of life in Bozeman to their trail experiences. It seems however that many trail users take this community amenity for granted and have no idea how our trails came to be or how they are financed and maintained. Staff at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) often joke about the Trail Fairy, and all the magical work the Fairy does behind the scenes. The reality is that our community trail system exists because of the hard work of many passionate partners, who over the course of 20+ years have contributed their time, money, vision, and sweat. Read more here.
Guest column: Whose turn to buy lunch in the great outdoors?
February 25, 2013 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle
We all like to be invited out to enjoy a good lunch, especially when it’s someone else’s treat. But we also know that we need to reciprocate or the invites will stop coming.
Many of us who enjoy the outdoors in Montana have been enjoying a free lunch, courtesy of anglers, hunters, land trust members, and others. While the lunch invitations will not necessarily stop, someone must pay, for as we all know, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Each of us needs to recognize whether we are helping to pay for lunch, or getting it free, paid by someone else. Read more here.
Guest column: New bridge highlights success of city’s park improvement grant
January 14, 2013 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Thanks in part to a city matching grant program, Bozeman’s trail system will soon have a brand-new, completely unique feature that adds functionality and artistic vision to the Main Street to the Mountains trail network.
“Riley’s Bridge,” located off the Sourdough Trail, began out of necessity and has grown into a flagship bridge on the Main Street to the Mountains system. The bridge helps maintain connections to our 62-mile trail system for nearby schools and neighborhoods while also helping to protect the water in Nash Spring Creek – a tributary to Bozeman Creek. It also gives us a special place to remember an exceptional young man: Riley Cole. For entire article click here.
Way More Than a Walk in the Park
Fall 2012 / Mountain Magazine
Community based outdoor recreation takes off. For article click here.
Bozeman Voters support Parks and Trails Bond
November 7, 2012 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Bozeman voters appeared to overwhelmingly approve Tuesday a $15 million bond issue to create more parks, trails, natural spaces and athletic fields in town.
With only absentee ballots counted after midnight, the Gallatin County elections office showed Bozeman’s bond issue passing 11,551 to 4,347, or by 73 to 27 percent. Absentee ballots account for about half of votes cast. For entire article click here.
Support for Parks and Trails Bond
ABC-Fox Montana: Voters support needed for parks and trails bond Posted on Oct 15, 2012
As reported by ABC-Fox Montana here: Voters support needed for parks and trails bond.
KBZK: City of Bozeman asks for $15 million bond Posted on Oct 12, 2012
As reported by KBZK here (skip to 6:18 to get right to the story): City of Bozeman asks for $15 million bond.
KTVM: Supporters and opponents speak out about parks and trails bond Posted on Oct 12, 2012
As reported by KTVM here: Supporters and opponents speak out about parks and trails bond.
Guest Column: The West Side: new trail connection a step in right direction
August 25, 2012 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Earlier this month, the City Commission unanimously approved a new trail easement. Although small – just less than 800 feet, hidden behind the Gallatin Valley Mall and receiving little attention – this project is no small accomplishment.
For more than five years, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT), City of Bozeman, Gallatin Valley Mall and other partners have been working to secure this permanent easement and construct a new trail. While the connection is just over one-tenth of a mile, it is of critical importance for public safety and connectivity. For entire article click here.
GVLT awarded $10,000 grant from REI
Nominated by the local REI store, GVLT received a national $10,000 stewardship grant to help with trail construction and improvements at Triple Tree. Some of the funds will also be used to construct new trails on land east of Highland Boulevard, owned by Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. This is the third grant GVLT has received from REI. Read more here.
2012 – In the Media
6.23.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // After more than 20 years, GVLT trails remain a hidden treasure For entire article click here.
6.22.12 / KBZK // Click here to watch KBZK video.
6.18.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Guest Column: Connecting people, parks and natural areas with a new bond for Bozeman For entire article click here.
5.16.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Guest column: Bike to Work Week, not just for the spandex crowd For entire article click here.
4.3.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Dogs and trails: It’s time to scoop the poop For entire article click here.
2.13.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Guest Column: Homegrown conservation: travelers for open land For entire article click here.
1.20.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // County, GVLT moving in a positive direction Click here to view the entire article.
1.2.12 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Gallatin Valley Land Trust hopes to revamp Triple Tree Trail Click here to view the entire article.
2011 – In The Media
12.28.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Guest Column: The season of hope: promise for future generations For entire article click here.
11.15.11/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Guest Column: Good fences make good neighbors and better wildlife habitat To read article click here.
10.11.11 / KBZK Channel 7 News // Sourdough Canyon Trailhead closes for improvements Click here to view the entire coverage.
10.9.11 / KBZK Channel 7 // Boulder dedication held in Bozeman Click here to see this news coverage.
10.9.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Saturday dedication to celebrate final recreational climbing boulders Click here to view the entire article.
10.6.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Sourdough Canyon Trailhead to close next week for new improvements Click here to view the entire article.
10.2.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Editorial: Chris Boyd’s legacy for open space endures Click here to view the entire article.
9.18.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Chris Boyd: an advocate for Bozeman’s trails, open land, community Click here to read the entire article.
9.13.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Guest column: The most important ingredient for local food: land For entire article click here.
Fall 2011 / Zone 4 Magazine: Living in the High Country West // A Natural Playground Click here to read the entire article.
8.28.11 / KBZK News // Gallatin Valley Land Trust and MSU team up to tackle trail work Click here to see this video coverage.
8.12.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Bozeman’s last climbing boulders being built at Gallatin County Regional Park Click here to read the entire article.
7.16.11 / Belgrade News // Dry Creek family gets open space funds for conservation Click here for the entire article.
6.30.11 / KTVM News // New Bozeman Trail Welcomes Hikers Click here for this news coverage.
6.25.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle //Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s “Longest Day of Trails” event yield discoveries for cyclists Click here for the entire article.
6.11 / Outside Bozeman // Wide Open: Seven Questions for GVLT Click here for the entire article.
6.24.11 / KBZK News // Community members ride from dawn until dusk to raise awareness of local trail system Click here to see video of this coverage.
4.22.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle Earth Day Special Publication // Listen and Act: Lessons from James Noel Smith, Earth Day’s First Organizer Click here for the entire article.
Spring 2011 / Outside Bozeman // The High Road Click here for the entire article.
3.10.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // GVLT Awarded $35,000 for Local Trails Click here for the entire article.
3.9.11 / KBZK News // GVLT gets grant to expand Main Street to Mountains trails Click here to see video of this coverage.
2.24.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // Obama puts emphasis on land conservation funding Click here for the entire article.
2.1.11 / Bozeman Daily Chronicle // New funding comes along for 19 area projects Click here for the entire article.
2010 – In the Media
10.2.10 / Belgrade News // GVLT Names a New Director Click here for entire article.
8.28.10 / KBZK News // New GVLT Director ‘can’t wait to get started’ Click here for entire article
Fall .10 / Outside Bozmean // A Trail Wish Comes True Click here for entire article.
6.19. 0 / The Bozeman Daily Chronicle // GVLT’s fourth annual Longest Day of Trails brings out bikers from around Bozeman Click here for entire article.