new easements funded with levy
5 conservation projects get county green light

On Tuesday GVLT received approval from the Gallatin County Commission to access funds from the Gallatin County Open Lands Program to help purchase conservation easements on five properties throughout the Gallatin Valley. These conservation projects are the first to be approved with renewed funding from the Open Lands Levy which was passed by the voters of Gallatin County in June of 2018 (thank you!). The proposed projects will perpetually protect over 2,400 acres in the valley from development and fragmentation.

Montana harvest of the month
partners highlight local seasonal crops

December's Montana Harvest of the Month is carrots! Did you know that carrots were originally purple to black in color, and not orange? Just one medium-sized carrot can provide over 200% of your daily Vitamin A needs! You can find locally grown carrots at grocery stores around town and in school lunches this month. Check out this great resource for recipes, buying tips and more! Thanks to Gallatin Valley Farm to School for the resource. 

winter trail etiquette
co-existing with groomed trails and skiers

We're incredibly fortunate to have cross country skiing right out our back doors in Bozeman. Thanks to our friends at the Bridger Ski Foundation, some local trails are regularly groomed and open to all. But whether you're skiing, skate skiing, walking, fat biking or running your dog, there are winter specific trail etiquette rules to follow. Keep reading for a list of groomed cross country trails, grooming reports and etiquette tips.

thank you bob, dotty and Todd
goodbye to long time gvlt board members 

We are deeply sad to say good-bye to three esteemed Board Members at the end of this year.  Bob Sands, Dotty Ballantyne, and Todd Graham will close out their combined 20+ years of service to GVLT. Each provided thoughtful, visionary leadership, and encouragement to keep our foot on the gas pedal as this valley grows and changes. Their wisdom, passion and unrelenting positivity will be deeply missed. Thank you three so very much for your dedication to this organization, and this place.

andrew joseph

Big thanks to Andrew Joseph of AJ Media for using his expert drone and photography skills to create this short film of the new Painted Hills Connector Trail. Thanks for helping us share this trail experience!

ghost town coffee roasters

Thanks to Chad and the team at Ghost Town Coffee Roasters for donating the coffee and hot chocolate we served at the Bozeman Christmas Stroll and Belgrade Festival of Lights.  We're grateful to have them as our 'official coffee of trails and conservation'. Have you tried the Drinking Horse Blend to benefit GVLT? Swing by their location off of Bridger Drive for a last minute stocking stuffer!