Stories
 
catch the current, to trails!
streamline bus takes you to trailheads

Our partners at the HRDC recently sent us a list of all the trails you can access using the fare-free Streamline bus routes. With a growing community and limited parking at popular trails, taking the bus is an easy way to avoid the parking headache and get around town in a sustainable way. Click the link for specific trails!

 
Challenge accomplished
1,855 people logged miles for trails challenge

We did it, YOU did it! We surpassed our goal for the Summer Trails Challenge. 1,855 people got outside and earned $60,500 for GVLT to build more trails. We’re so grateful. This challenge is about more than dollars (although gosh, we’re going to be able to get a lot done with this money). It is about sending a message that people who live, work, and play here value trails. They are integral to our quality of life. Each year, the challenge reminds all of us at GVLT that this commuity values trails.

 
next generation of leaders
welcome new nextgen advisory board members

The NextGen Advisory Board just started its 4th year and has welcomed ten new young professionals who represent a diversity of backgrounds and industries across the Gallatin Valley. GVLT and NextGen are cultivating the future conservation leaders of our community by connecting young professionals to GVLT’s mission of trails and open space. They ensure that our work remains relevant and meaningful for future generations as our community grows. 

 
trail etiquette is imperative
trail behavior a growing concern

This month Penelope Pierce, GVLT Executive Director, authored a column in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle about our growing concern over trail etiquette. This spring we experienced an uptick in the number of calls about dog waste, overflowing trash cans, break-ins at trailheads, disrespectful trail users and dogs running off-leash onto private property. It felt like the scales tipped. The math makes sense; more people equals more use on the trails. Busier trails bring challenges. We need to change the culture around how we share our public outdoor spaces.

 
nomi and maya
We're so grateful for these two young ladies who organized a 5k run to benefit GVLT. Over 100 people turned out to Run for the Trails and raised over $4,000! Nomi and Maya have taught us all that anybody, at any age, can make a difference in their community. The future of our community is in good hands.
 
rei

REI has been a  leading sponsor of the Summer Trails Challenge from the beginning. Their staff join us for trail projects and they enthusiastically log miles.  Thank you to the REI team for being a loyal partner in our quest to get people outside!