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stop and smell the wildflowers
Life moves pretty fast in the summer. We Montanans are great at packing our summers full of activities. With limited time, we’ve got to make hay (or have fun!) while the sun shines. But, in the craziness of summer activities, we can forget to slow down. Take a deep breath of the cool mountain air. Dunk your toes in the clean rivers. Stop and smell the colorful wildflowers. Lie on the grass and watch the clouds go by. Wiggle your bare feet on the earth. Find gratitude for the open lands and trails that connect you to the landscape, and yourself.
Events
Events
  • Pop Up Picnic
  • Evening on the Land
Stories
  • LF Dairy Conserved
  • Working on Wellness
  • Drinking Horse Improvements
  • Fighting Fire
  • Volunteer of
    the Month
  • Business of
    the Month
  • About GVLT
  • Support
  • Volunteer
 
jul
27
Pop Up Picnic
GVLT's NextGen Advisory Board is hosting a pop up picnic!  The location is a surprise until the day of the event. Bring your own dinner and drinks, we'll provide a special space for a community picnic under the big sky. Tickets are limited and just $20.
More Details...
 
aug
10
Evening on the land
Our bi-annual gala on conserved land is sold out but we are accepting names for the waitlist. If you're interested in attending, please contact laura@gvlt.org 
Stories
 
LF Dairy Conserved
598 acres protected forever in new easement

This month GVLT and the Flikkema Family of the LF Dairy in Churchill completed a conservation easement on 598 acres of prime agricultural soils and open land west of the Gallatin River and two miles from the growing Belgrade community. This conservation easement was made possible by funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Gallatin County Open Lands Program, which received renewed funding thanks to taxpayer approval in June of 2018. This is the first project to be completed using this renewed funding source. Thank you Flikkema Family, Gallatin County, and the NRCS for making this possible!

 
Working on wellness
tips for using trails and walking at work

GVLT is part of a coalition with Bozeman Health, Gallatin Health Department and other organizations that are addressing rising obesity rates and chronic illness in Gallatin County. Physical activity and good nutrition are the best prevention methods for these challenges. Our coalition has been partnering with businesses to promote work site wellness initiatives that give employees the tools and encouragement they need to stay healthy. We've put together a list of our favorite local workplace wellness initiatives and easy things you can try at your office.

 
Drinking Horse improvements
maintenance work on trail during closure

The Drinking Horse Trail has been closed for two weeks as construction crews build an underpass to the College ‘M’ Trail. The underpass will connect the two trail heads to the new shared use path under construction along Bridger Drive. GVLT took advantage of the temporary trail closure to complete some much needed maintenance on one of Bozeman’s most loved and most used trails.

 
fighting fire
private land conservation and wildfires

Wildfire is a growing concern in the west. While wildfire certainly creates unpleasant skies for our outdoor activities, it is natural and has been a part of our ecosystems in the west forever. Things are different these days. Today, wildfires are bigger, more damaging, more dangerous, and more expensive than ever before. Voluntary private land conservation is a tool for wildfire management. Land use planning, such as where and how we design our communities and our structures, is key to reducing the effects that wildfires have on communities.

 
work groups

All summer long we have the good fortune of working with businesses and community groups on volunteer trail work. Thank you to the teams who have joined us this summer. We're grateful for the time you've spent investing in our trails! Thanks Monforton Middle School, Thrive, Sacajawea Middle School, Workiva, DA Davidson, SMA Architects, Fresh Life Church, LexisNexis, Calvary Bible Church, MSU Athletic Department, Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association, and XY Planning Network.

 
Jlf architects, Big d construction

Thank you to JLF Architects and Big D Construction for being lead sponsors of Evening on the Land. We're grateful for their team for investing in the Gallatin Valley's special places.

 
 
About GVLT

Gallatin Valley Land Trust creates, maintains, and enhances trails on the Main Street to the Mountains trail network and works with private landowners to conserve working farms, healthy rivers, and wildlife habitat in Southwest Montana.

Learn More
SUPPORT

GVLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit and relies on donations from caring individuals and businesses. You can do your part to protect the character of this community for generations to come with a gift today.

Join Us
VOLUNTEER

Giving of your time is one of the greatest ways you can help trails and conservation in Southwest Montana. Whether you have an hour or many hours, you can make a difference with your time volunteering at GVLT.

Find Out How
View this email in a browser
stop and smell the wildflowers
Life moves pretty fast in the summer. We Montanans are great at packing our summers full of activities. With limited time, we’ve got to make hay (or have fun!) while the sun shines. But, in the craziness of summer activities, we can forget to slow down. Take a deep breath of the cool mountain air. Dunk your toes in the clean rivers. Stop and smell the colorful wildflowers. Lie on the grass and watch the clouds go by. Wiggle your bare feet on the earth. Find gratitude for the open lands and trails that connect you to the landscape, and yourself.
Events
Events
  • Pop Up Picnic
  • Evening on the Land
Stories
  • LF Dairy Conserved
  • Working on Wellness
  • Drinking Horse Improvements
  • Fighting Fire
  • Volunteer of
    the Month
  • Business of
    the Month
  • About GVLT
  • Support
  • Volunteer
 
jul
27
Pop Up Picnic
GVLT's NextGen Advisory Board is hosting a pop up picnic!  The location is a surprise until the day of the event. Bring your own dinner and drinks, we'll provide a special space for a community picnic under the big sky. Tickets are limited and just $20.
More Details...
 
aug
10
Evening on the land
Our bi-annual gala on conserved land is sold out but we are accepting names for the waitlist. If you're interested in attending, please contact laura@gvlt.org 
Stories
 
LF Dairy Conserved
598 acres protected forever in new easement

This month GVLT and the Flikkema Family of the LF Dairy in Churchill completed a conservation easement on 598 acres of prime agricultural soils and open land west of the Gallatin River and two miles from the growing Belgrade community. This conservation easement was made possible by funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Gallatin County Open Lands Program, which received renewed funding thanks to taxpayer approval in June of 2018. This is the first project to be completed using this renewed funding source. Thank you Flikkema Family, Gallatin County, and the NRCS for making this possible!

 
Working on wellness
tips for using trails and walking at work

GVLT is part of a coalition with Bozeman Health, Gallatin Health Department and other organizations that are addressing rising obesity rates and chronic illness in Gallatin County. Physical activity and good nutrition are the best prevention methods for these challenges. Our coalition has been partnering with businesses to promote work site wellness initiatives that give employees the tools and encouragement they need to stay healthy. We've put together a list of our favorite local workplace wellness initiatives and easy things you can try at your office.

 
Drinking Horse improvements
maintenance work on trail during closure

The Drinking Horse Trail has been closed for two weeks as construction crews build an underpass to the College ‘M’ Trail. The underpass will connect the two trail heads to the new shared use path under construction along Bridger Drive. GVLT took advantage of the temporary trail closure to complete some much needed maintenance on one of Bozeman’s most loved and most used trails.

 
fighting fire
private land conservation and wildfires

Wildfire is a growing concern in the west. While wildfire certainly creates unpleasant skies for our outdoor activities, it is natural and has been a part of our ecosystems in the west forever. Things are different these days. Today, wildfires are bigger, more damaging, more dangerous, and more expensive than ever before. Voluntary private land conservation is a tool for wildfire management. Land use planning, such as where and how we design our communities and our structures, is key to reducing the effects that wildfires have on communities.

 
work groups

All summer long we have the good fortune of working with businesses and community groups on volunteer trail work. Thank you to the teams who have joined us this summer. We're grateful for the time you've spent investing in our trails! Thanks Monforton Middle School, Thrive, Sacajawea Middle School, Workiva, DA Davidson, SMA Architects, Fresh Life Church, LexisNexis, Calvary Bible Church, MSU Athletic Department, Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association, and XY Planning Network.

 
Jlf architects, Big d construction

Thank you to JLF Architects and Big D Construction for being lead sponsors of Evening on the Land. We're grateful for their team for investing in the Gallatin Valley's special places.

 
 
About GVLT

Gallatin Valley Land Trust creates, maintains, and enhances trails on the Main Street to the Mountains trail network and works with private landowners to conserve working farms, healthy rivers, and wildlife habitat in Southwest Montana.

Learn More
SUPPORT

GVLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit and relies on donations from caring individuals and businesses. You can do your part to protect the character of this community for generations to come with a gift today.

Join Us
VOLUNTEER

Giving of your time is one of the greatest ways you can help trails and conservation in Southwest Montana. Whether you have an hour or many hours, you can make a difference with your time volunteering at GVLT.

Find Out How