A recent Bozeman Daily Chronicle editorial salutes the value of open land conservation to Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley.
From. the editorial:
Western states still have an opportunity to preserve some of what’s best about their landscapes. But Montana isn’t likely to enact much in the way of statewide planning in the near term.
That’s why private-sector efforts like those of the GVLT (Gallatin Valley Land Trust) are so important. With the cooperation of willing landowners, the organization has been successful using the free market to preserve significant amounts of open space. But as population growth accelerates, much more needs to be done.