Working lands, wildlife habitat and clean water at heart of $235,000 allocated for two voluntary conservation agreements in Sheridan County

It was a great day for working lands, wildlife habitat and conservation in Sheridan County. On Tuesday, April 14, the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust (WWNRT) approved $235,000 that will be used by the Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) to help complete two voluntary conservation easements totaling a little more than 550 acres. SCLT Executive Director Brad Bauer said WWNRT’s …

SCLT Invasive Grass work receives national press

Last summer, interns Matt Springsteen and Connor Land surveyed sites around Sheridan County to help identify, track and map invasive medusahead and ventenata. It was part of a partnership between SCLT and Sheridan County Weed & Pest Control District. The information they collected is utilized by a group of regional partners collectively called the North East Wyoming Invasive Grass Working …

SCLT receives Key Service Award

On February 12, the Sheridan Community Land Trust was honored to be named this year’s Key Service Award recipient at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet. SCLT was first nominated and then chosen from four other nonprofit organizations operating in our community by a vote of active Chamber members. Here is a thank you to the community from …

$25,000 Match Challenge open through January 15

Carol and Sam Mavrakis of The Seidler Foundation offer dollar-for-dollar match on all gifts and 2:1 for for all first time and new monthly gifts. Help make the match here >> The inspiration to build a better community is not an overnight epiphany; it is a single seed that blossoms only after it has taken root deep in the open …

SCLT takes conservation to new heights with Sheridan Heights Ranch Conservation Easement

In October 2019, Sheridan Community Land Trust took conservation to new heights as the land trust secured a unique voluntary conservation agreement to ensure the special character of one of the county’s most popular places remains intact for perpetuity. The Sheridan Heights Ranch Conservation Easement conserves 476 acres of working ranch, open space, important wildlife habitat and an unspoiled, unbroken …

Annual Report 2018-19

Our 2018-19 Annual Report is hot off the press. Want to read about all the great things friends of SCLT made possible this past year? Here’s 3 ways. Download a Press Quality (larger file) copy here >> Download a Web (smaller file) copy here >> Read as an online book here >>

Mule Deer Migration and Citizen Science

Northern Bighorns Mule Deer Migration Study – Calling all Citizen Scientists! What is the project? Healthy mule deer populations are essential to sustaining the ecological, economic, and cultural values of our western landscapes. Increasingly, scientists and wildlife managers are recognizing that the productivity of these herds depends on their ability to migrate seasonally across vast expanses of public and private …

When you’re in the outdoors, remember you’re in someone else’s home, too

Visit WGFD’s Bear Wise Wyoming page for tips on recreating in bear countryVisit the Mountain Lion Foundation page for tips on recreating in cat country Imagine this: you’re riding your mountain bike along Red Grade Trails after a long day at work. The sun’s starting to set and there’s a cool breeze blowing in the air. There’s nothing around but …

City of Sheridan, SCLT team up to take down 10 acres of invasive Russian olives

If you see some bare spots around Sam Mavrakis Fishing Pond and Hume Draw this spring, don’t be alarmed. City of Sheridan staff will be doing their patriotic duty by removing an invasive foreign menace – the Russian olive. Since it was first introduced to North America in the late 1800s, Russian olive has steadily spread across the country thanks …