Preserving land, history east of Sheridan

Clearmont, from 1891 If you haven’t been east of Sheridan in a while, now is a great time to take a drive and learn the history of the area. The historic Doc Huson homestead – and the 528 conserved acres on which it resides – now has an informational sign that tells the story of the home. To get there, head towards Clearmont and take a left at Ucross. The Doc Huson home is on the right, just short of the Ulm road, beneath a grove of cottonwoods. Please keep in the mind that this property is privately-owned by the …

Brad BauerPreserving land, history east of Sheridan

Is conservation right for you?

Would you like to protect your land? Do you know someone who might be interested in protecting their ranch or land that’s been in the family for generations? Would you like to ensure healthy wildlife habitat on your property or see the native grasses and trees renewed? People protect their land for a variety of reasons. Many times, it’s a way to ensure that their love of the land will remain after they leave. For others, it’s a way to honor their parents and grandparents. Sometimes it helps with estate planning or financial management plans. If you would like to …

Brad BauerIs conservation right for you?

Exciting Potential for Sheridan’s North Gateway

A 30-acre property located on the north end of Sheridan along Goose Creek is slated to be protected as open space in 2016. Project Background In 2005-6, Sheridan’s Mayor Dave Kinskey was one of several community members instrumental in creating our organization. He had a vision of how a land trust could benefit the community as a versatile and independent nonprofit, filling a niche between public and private policy, planning, and infrastructure development. At one of our first meetings with the Mayor, he specifically identified this acreage as a priority for conservation, but it was out of reach for the …

Brad BauerExciting Potential for Sheridan’s North Gateway

Leaving a Legacy of Land and History in the Clear Creek Valley

Mark and Kim Tenneson, dairy farmers from western Washington, spent years searching for the right agricultural property in Wyoming or Nebraska. When they set foot on a 528-acre property along Clear Creek in eastern Sheridan County in 2009, they said “it felt like home” and made the decision to purchase it. Even though Mark and Kim were thrilled with their new property, they had some decisions to make as the property was in tough shape when they made the purchase. In addition, they needed to decide what to do about the old stone home on the property – the Doc …

Brad BauerLeaving a Legacy of Land and History in the Clear Creek Valley

The Buyok Ranch

“Although our ranch is small by Wyoming standards, we have been fortunate to share it with an amazing variety of wildlife and native plants. Sometimes being rich has nothing to do with money. We’re rich because of the biodiversity and productivity of our small corner of the planet along the Tongue River in Sheridan County. We want to do what little we can to ensure that it continues in the future. We hope we are only two of many landowners who will choose to preserve the Tongue River Valley through conservation easements similar to the one we are executing today,” …

Brad BauerThe Buyok Ranch
McMeans' Property

McMeans Family Preserves Property on the Tongue River

In 2012, Mike and Vicky McMeans purchased 160 acres west of Dayton from Dan Scott, who had already placed the northern 80-acres under conservation easement.  The McMeans immediately began conversations with Sheridan County and the Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) to determine their options for protecting the remaining property along the Tongue River. “We wanted to make sure that the working ranch and land along the river that make this property special would be there forever,” said Vicky. The McMeans chose to protect the remaining 80 acres with SCLT in coordination with Sheridan County’s conservation subdivision process, becoming the first …

Brad BauerMcMeans Family Preserves Property on the Tongue River