SCLT Discovery Sessions hits the road for the ‘Black Diamond Trail Virtual Tour’

For the second of Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Discovery Sessions, we invite you take a trip down memory lane – a virtual trip, that is! On Thursday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m., AmeriCorps Historical Education VISTA Carrie Edinger will take guests on the award-winning Black Diamond Trail tour from the comfort of the best seat in your house.   The Black Diamond Tour celebrates the heritage of Sheridan County’s coal mining communities and the people who lived in them. See all the updates Carrie has made, including the latest news on Acme and all the other historical preservation and interpretation …

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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 President Susan Holmes: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” It’s a famous quote I thought of as I stood in front of a packed room applauding as the Sheridan Community Land Trust …

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$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 plains and rolling hills that surround our beautiful Bighorns. And that is exactly what is happening at Big Horn Middle School, where inspiration is a seed carefully cultivated through community service. For the past three years, many middle schoolers have …

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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 >>

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Preserving land, history east of Sheridan

Clearmont, from 1891 Conserved land and historic preservation working together in Sheridan County. In 2015, previous landowners Mark and Kim Tenneson celebrated a conservation easement and historical preservation easement to protect the land, the homestead, and the rich history that comes with it. The homestead is known as the Doc Huson home. For the Huson family, conservation is special. “The homestead and ranchland will remain as we know it for future generations,” said Lois Hall, Doc’s granddaughter. Her father was born at the homestead to E.W. “Doc” Huson and his wife, Clarissa Pettingill Huson. Edward Huson was born in Boston, …

Brad BauerPreserving land, history east of Sheridan

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