Stories
 
whoa there
Stay off muddy trails (and other reminders)

We know you're itching to get outside.  But after all the snow, it is important to remember that many trails around town and in the mountains are muddy. Walking or biking through muddy trails causes significant damage requiring costly repairs. If you have to, go through, not around so you're not trampling the vegetation. Facebook groups like Bozone Conditions or Bozeman Hiking Forum are great places to ask for trail reports.  Take a moment for a refresher on the 'unwritten rules' of good trail behavior. The future of our trails depends on YOU!

 
re-accredited
Gvlt recognized for national excellence 

We're in the business of conserving land forever, the long haul. That’s why we’re committed to excellence, transparency, and best practices when we work with landowners on conservation easements. We’re proud to announce that we have received Re-Accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation and signals that GVLT meets the highest national standards. Over the last year, GVLT staff completed a rigorous review process of our policies, procedures, finances, leadership, documentation and stewardship practices.

 
walk. talk. explore.
2019 discovery walks schedule released

The 2019 schedule for the 5th season of Discovery Walks is now available. In May and June, join our volunteers and partners for a guided walk and talk on town trails. We have great walks for kids and families with Roots Family Collaborative and Montana Outdoor Science School. New educational walks this year include astronomy, backcountry skills, geology, and more! Walk for your health with a series of wellness related topics and providers. All walks are free. Meeting locations and full schedule online.

 
peets hill closures
city water conservation project 

You may have seen heavy equipment and trail closures at Peets Hill over the last week. There's good reason! The City of Bozeman is building infrastructure to use Bozeman Creek to irrigate Sunset Hills Cemetery and Lindley Park, conserving 372 million gallons of treated drinking water a year and saving over $25,000 annually. Portions of Peets Hill trails around the base area will be closed in April and May but alternate routes from the base will be open. The Gallagator Trail will also be closed for a portion of August to continue to project toward Bozeman Creek. Check out the city website below for updates and more information. Thanks for your patience!

 
abby doerksen

GVLT is working with Bozeman High School's Vocational Skills Class, a course that gives students valuable real life work experience. Abby has been an amazing addition to the GVLT family. She helps keep our office looking professional and running smoothly through her weekly tasks. Abby's cheerful attitude and love of our office dogs makes our days all a little brighter. Thank you Abby!

 
On site energy

We're grateful for ongoing support from On Site Energy's Solar for Conservation program. Customers can choose GVLT to receive a donation of 1% of the cost of their solar system. We appreciate this this local business and their dedication to supporting GVLT. Thank you On Site Energy team and customers for your recent donations!