Belonging Project

Results: Safety and belonging• Sociology 499: Senior Capstone
• City of Bozeman Community Engagement & Neighborhoods Program
As part of its efforts to improve equity and inclusion, the City of Bozeman is interested in gaining an understanding of what “sense of belonging” means to residents in our community, including the meaning of belonging and the factors that promote or hinder a sense of belonging. The City is especially interested in understanding the perspectives of residents who may have previously been excluded — either intentionally or unintentionally — from city processes and decision making. Students collected and analyzed qualitative interviews from 16 Bozeman residents that are a part of a specific community of interest and provided executive summaries of themes from the interviews.

Student presentations and executive summaries: Belonging In Bozeman Projects

Branch Out Bozeman – Hydrology Layer

• Geography 498, Internship
• City of Bozeman, GIS Program, and Gallatin Watershed Council

Branch Out Bozeman is a formal city-wide initiative to protect and enhance areas of Bozeman’s urban forest that have the greatest impact on water quality. The project is a partnership between the City of Bozeman and the Gallatin Watershed Council and supported by a grant from the National Park Service Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.  Two GIS student interns contributed to the creation of a holistic and accurate Hydrology layer to help the City track watershed health over time.  

Projec Information Link: GWC Branch Out Bozeman

Satellite image of project area with the work areas along 11th Ave indicated