‘The mountains called and I came’

Ronnie Wagner joins SCLT as full-time trail builder “The mountains called and I came.” It’s a statement many who’ve been beckoned by the Bighorns have made, and it was echoed by Ronnie Wagner on his first day working in Sheridan County. On December 4, Ronnie Wagner joined the Sheridan Community Land Trust as the organization’s first dedicated trail builder. Born and raised in the upper, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Wagner developed passion to get outside and enjoy what Mother Nature as much as possible. While attending Michigan Tech he was often on his mountain bike, routinely riding the extensive trail …

Chris Vrba‘The mountains called and I came’

$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 …

Chris Vrba$25,000 Match Challenge open through January 15

Avalanche Training Workshop Jan. 10 & 11

This FREE two-day course will teach skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers how to stay safe while enjoying our beautiful backcountry. Register for this FREE event by clicking here >> Attendees will spend Friday evening in the classroom learning skills from instructors at the world-renowned Bridger Teton Avalanche Center. On Saturday morning, they put those skills to work in the field at Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area. This workshop is designed for individuals and families who are new to backcountry recreation or for anyone who wants a refresher. If you have a shovel, probe and beacon to Saturday’s field training. Dress appropriately …

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Trail Ambassadors: Caring for what they love

Get-together on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30 – 7 pm at No Name Bar “If we don’t feel nature in our souls, then we may not be interested in saving – and restoring – the natural world.” Richard Knight had it right. The English man of leisure elegantly described something we Wyomingites know well – we care for what we love. And when we Wyomingites experience nature, we feel it in our soles as much as in our souls. At Sheridan Community Land Trust, feeling nature in your soles and your soul is exactly what we hope to inspire as …

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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 view of the Bighorns right on the west edge of Sheridan. It also means SCLT has now conserved nearly 3,500 acres of Sheridan County across 11 voluntary conservation agreements. While many folks may not be familiar with Sheridan Heights Ranch, …

Chris VrbaSCLT takes conservation to new heights with Sheridan Heights Ranch Conservation Easement

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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Mule Deer Migration

Find out more about 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 lands. In the northern Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and partners have joined forces to fit 80 mule deer with satellite collars to map and study their movements in detail for the first time. This study will gather valuable information that can help stakeholders better understand …

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Luminous Brewhouse’s Spruce Tip Ale to benefit Sheridan Community Land Trust, release party set for Saturday, November 2

For generations, the Bighorns have stirred a feeling of exploration and awakened the wild spirit of all who have looked west upon their fir-filled face. But how do you bring the mountains to more people? Luminous Brewhouse and Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) have an answer, as the local brewer announced its second WYld Collection beer, Spruce Tip Ale, will help the local nonprofit organization as it creates new opportunities for more people to experience the mountains. “To celebrate Wyoming, we challenged ourselves to create flavor profiles that capture the essence of the rich and robust natural resources our land …

Chris VrbaLuminous Brewhouse’s Spruce Tip Ale to benefit Sheridan Community Land Trust, release party set for Saturday, November 2

Bringing the forest down the mountain to you

US Forest Service approves Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Red Grade Trails plan for safe, sustainable trails The Bighorn mountains have been a place of beauty and wonder for as long as people have lived in Wyoming. Now, thanks to a new network of trails, more people will have new opportunities to experience the beauty and wonder of the Bighorns than ever before. Recently, the US Forest service approved Sheridan Community Land Trust’s (SCLT) proposal to create 15 miles of natural-surface, single-track, non-motorized recreational trails along the east slope of the Bighorns in proximity to Red Grade Road. “These trails mean …

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Sheridan Community Land Trust and EMIT announce a trailblazing partnership

It’s rare that something can be called truly trailblazing, but a partnership between Sheridan Community Land Trust and EMIT promises to be exactly that. On Wednesday, July 17, EMIT announced that it has purchased and donated a mini excavator, trailer, and tools to Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT), which will be used to build new recreation trails in Sheridan County. “When it comes to our community, EMIT will continue to work towards making this an even better place. The work SCLT is doing to provide recreation trails and connect people with the places they love is vital to keeping our …

Chris VrbaSheridan Community Land Trust and EMIT announce a trailblazing partnership