October 2nd, October 9th and October 23rd

GVLT is partnering with the Wilderness Society to bring you a 3-part speaker series to encourage a collaborative discussion about community trails. Each night will feature a different mountain community that has built exemplary trail systems. Come hear the lessons learned and see how we can apply their practices in the Bozeman area. All speaker series events start at 7:00pm at the Bozeman Public Library.

Oct. 2nd- Speaker TBD

Oct. 9th- Heidi Van Everen of the Whitefish Legacy Partners will discuss her organization’s community-minded vision is to ensure conservation, recreation and education on the lands around Whitefish for future generations.  Heidi will address the Whitefish Trail, which is the anchor project of Whitefish Legacy Partners’ and is the result of a community collaborative project to preserve clean water, public access, recreation, thriving forests, uncluttered views and wildlife. To date, Whitefish Legacy Partners and the City of Whitefish have built 26 miles of trail accessed by seven trailheads readily accessed from town. The trail is comprised of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, beautiful single-track trail and gated logging roads.

Oct. 23rd- Representatives of the Wood River Bike Coalition in Ketchum, Idaho and the Central Oregon Trails Alliance will share their success stories and lessons learned in their communities as world-class trail opportunities have developed in harmony with large landscape conservation efforts.