$10,000 WyoGives Challenge Match issued for SCLT’s Red Grade Trails

Funds will help build up to 11 new trail miles, 2 parking areas in 2021. “We love hiking and biking on single-track trails, enjoying the amazing landscapes and open spaces of Sheridan County and believe that the community benefits when all walks of life enhance their mental and physical health by spending time in nature.” Sarah Wallick and Aaron Denberg on why they issued the $10,000 WyoGives Challenge Match How can I help? If you can…please donate Donate on July 15 to make the $10,000 WyoGives Challenge Match Cannot donate? Donated and want to help more? Spread the word on social media Share …

Chris Vrba$10,000 WyoGives Challenge Match issued for SCLT’s Red Grade Trails

SCLT First Tracks Volunteer Dig Part 2 is June 30

That’s right, back by popular demand – and because of the help of awesome volunteers Ronnie has been crushing the trail build – we are going to have the 2nd First Tracks Volunteer Dig! Help finish tread on another section of The Link! Bring your favorite bike, hiking or running shoes and help compact the surface in the funnest way possible When: Tuesday, June 30 Where to meet: Soldier Ridge Trailhead at 5 p.m. We will drive to the job site. The work should take about two hours.  What to bring: Sturdy shoes/hiking boots, gloves, water, and a hard-toothed rake …

Chris VrbaSCLT First Tracks Volunteer Dig Part 2 is June 30

SCLT “First Tracks Volunteer Dig” worknight scheduled for Wednesday, June 17

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a “First Tracks Volunteer Dig” worknight on Wednesday, June 17. Volunteers will help finish tread on a portion of SCLT’s newest trail – The Link, which will be part of the Soldier Ridge Trail System. As a reward, volunteers will have an opportunity to put the “first tracks” on a portion of The Link. Along with digging and raking the trail, volunteers will be packing the trail surface. Bring your favorite bike, hiking or running shoes to help pack the surface in the funnest way possible! Where to meet: Soldier Ridge Trailhead at …

Chris VrbaSCLT “First Tracks Volunteer Dig” worknight scheduled for Wednesday, June 17

Hidden Hoot Trail reopens May 1

The Sheridan Community Land Trust is happy to announce that Hidden Hoot Trail will reopen to the public on Friday, May 1. “This is an example of ranching and recreation working hand in glove,” remarked Brad Bauer, SCLT Executive Director, who noted the trail was closed on April 1 to accommodate calving season. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to bring a tremendous trail like Hidden Hoot to our community. By closing the trail in April, the cows were given opportunity to calve with fewer disturbances during a critical time on a ranch’s calendar. We’re especially appreciative for the patience everyone …

Chris VrbaHidden Hoot Trail reopens May 1

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 authorization of funds lays the groundwork for the final phase of completion on two properties that conserve key migratory habitat and safeguard clean water while ensuring important range and hay ground remains in production. One property, he explained, includes two …

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

Hidden Hoot closed for calving season as of April 1

Hidden Hoot Trails is now closed for the duration of calving season. This is a seasonal closure that will take place each calving season. When reopened, Hidden Hoot will continue to require that dogs remain on leash at all times. While it is closed, SCLT encourages you to enjoy other trails in Sheridan County. Soldier Ridge Trail – From the trailhead to the third fence crossing (approx. 2 miles in), dogs must be on leash during calving season AND at all other times when cattle or wildlife are present. From the third fence crossing to the trail’s end, dogs must …

Chris VrbaHidden Hoot closed for calving season as of April 1

It’s a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party!

Please join SCLT between Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4 for a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party. Now that the weather’s warming and grass is greening, there’s no better time to do a bit of spring cleaning. Of course, we can’t get the whole gang together to give our public spaces a little TLC. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work together while staying apart to make Sheridan County an even better place – and we’ll have a ton of fun doing it!  How can I help? Grab a trash bag and gloves and go to your favorite trail, …

Chris VrbaIt’s a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party!

Concept Z Gives Back to build new miles at Red Grade Trails

On Wednesday, March 11, Concept Z – Home & Property presented the Sheridan Community Land Trust a contribution of $1,000 to help build new miles at Red Grade Trails. The contribution was part of the firm’s Concept Give Back program, where employees donate $100 from every completed transaction to the company’s Giving Fund. Once the fund reaches $1,000 an agent’s name is drawn and a donation is made to the charity or cause of that agent’s choosing. Concept Z – Home & Property has set a goal to donate $27,000 to community organizations in 2020. This Concept Give Back donation …

Chris VrbaConcept Z Gives Back to build new miles at Red Grade Trails

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 Group. The interns’ work was made possible by grant from the Dan and Jeanne Scott Family Foundation. Recently, the Land Trust Alliance selected the partnership that supported their work as an example of community-driven partnerships that can help localities manage …

Chris VrbaSCLT Invasive Grass work receives national press

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 …

Chris VrbaSCLT receives Key Service Award