Stories
 
Envision gallatin
participate in county growth policy update

Remember when we asked you above to use your imagination and think about the Gallatin Valley in 20 years? Now you can put that vision into action by participating in Gallatin County’s Growth Policy update. The Envision Gallatin project has a number of opportunities for public comment. The County wants to know what is important to you as our community grows. Growth will happen by default or design. Make your voice heard and shape the future of the place you love! Visit the link to complete the survey.

 
rocky creek restoration
project enhances streambank and habitat

Just over 213 years ago on July 13, 1806 William Clark, Sacagawea, and portions of the Corps of Discovery stood overlooking the eastern reaches of the Gallatin Valley.  Spreading below them was the confluence of Kelly, Bear, and Rocky Creeks as they merged to form what we now know as the East Gallatin River. They saw alders, cottonwoods, willows, and various other deciduous tree species carpeting the valley floor. Today, after hundreds of years of human alteration we now see eroding streambanks, dried up floodplain wetlands and a lack of streamside vegetation.  GVLT is partnering with Rocky Creek Farm to restore Rocky Creek to its natural origins.

 
leave a legacy
planning on perpetuity

Perpetuity. It’s a term we think about a lot. When GVLT commits to holding a conservation easement, we do so in perpetuity. Each conservation easement we place, trail we build, and acre of land we protect leaves a legacy that will last far beyond any of our lifetimes. Our commitment to protecting the land is forever. That’s a long time. While none of us will live forever, we can leave a legacy that lasts far beyond our years. Making a gift to GVLT through your estate will ensure the trails and open land you cherish today will continue to be enjoyed by your children and grandchildren, your neighbors and friends.

 
Pledge for the wild
promoting responsible tourism

A huge part of Bozeman’s economy is tourism. And we’re not the only mountain town that is experiencing the opportunities and challenges that tourism brings. GVLT is grateful to have been chosen as the beneficiary for a new campaign facilitated by the Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau called Pledge for the Wild. Outdoor communities like Bend, South Lake Tahoe, Flagstaff and Steamboat Springs have come together to start a conversation about responsible tourism. The campaign in each community is encouraging tourists to give back to a local nonprofit that is caring for our wild places and providing recreational access. Visitors and locals alike have a responsibility to mitigate the impact we have on the special place we love.

 
sarah day

Sarah Day is a volunteer superhero. She serves on the NextGen Advisory Board. She is a trained Trail Ambassador. She donates a portion of every real estate sale to conservation. And she was helpful beyond measure during Evening on the Land, checking in our guests, pouring wine, spotting during the auction and staying until the bitter end for clean up. Thank you, Sarah!

 
Schlauch platinum properties

Thank you to Schlauch Platinum Properties for being a major sponsor of Evening on the Land. Mike and his team joined us for a wonderful evening under the big sky. We're grateful for businesses who invest in our work to enhance our great Gallatin Valley quality of life!