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 …

Chris VrbaBringing the forest down the mountain to you

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

Sheridan’s newest trail is sure to be a hoot – a Hidden Hoot that is!

Open for YOUR enjoyment today Going from you front door to the outdoors is easier than ever before thanks to Hidden Hoot Trail – the latest addition to a growing suite of non-motorized recreation trails built and maintained by Sheridan Community Land Trust. Running along Gillispie Draw and nestled between Hidden Bridge and Kendrick golf courses on the west edge of Sheridan, Hidden Hoot Trail takes users along three beautiful miles of natural habitat in a peaceful setting close to home. The natural-surface, single-track design is perfect for hiking, biking, and running. Its lollipop design allows users to loop back …

Chris VrbaSheridan’s newest trail is sure to be a hoot – a Hidden Hoot that is!

Yeti Cooler Summer Raffle

Whether you’re spending a week in Cloud Peak or a weekend afternoon at the barbecue, this stylish Yeti 65 will keep whatever you keep ice cold for as long as you need. This Yeti 65 was kindly donated by Ron and friendly folks at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports of Sheridan and retails for $339.99! Help us keep Sheridan County special by buying a ticket or few! SCLT will sell tickets in-person: June 20 @ Third Thursday, July 18 @ Third Thursday, July TBD @ Hidden Hootenanny – trail grand opening party, Aug. 24 @ Trailfest 2019, and anytime between 8-5 …

Chris VrbaYeti Cooler Summer Raffle

Don’t get stuck in a rut this Mud Season, know before you go

Picture this: It’s one of the first fine days of spring, the sun’s shining bright with a bluebird sky, the mercury’s touching 60, and you’re stuck sitting at your desk staring at the computer screen tap, tap, tapping away at the keys searching words that just don’t seem to come, all the while you’re staring at the clock as the seconds turn to minutes and minutes turn to hours – forever in a day while you’re champing at the bit to hit Highway 335 and get to Red Grade Trails and Scout’s Bluff to scout for the first Glacier Lilies …

Chris VrbaDon’t get stuck in a rut this Mud Season, know before you go

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 in large measure to our furred and feathered friends who unwittingly carpet bomb the landscape with seeds from the shrub’s ripe fruit – a literal red menace. A classic colonizing species, once on the ground, Russian olive seedlings grow quickly, …

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

Attendees raise spirits and dollars sharing what they love about Red Grade Trails at Community Pint Night

It was a spirited affair on a frigid February evening as folks from around the community gathered to share their love for outdoor access as Black Tooth Brewing hosted a Community Pint Night and Comment Party for Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Red Grade Trails proposal currently under consideration by the United States Forest Service. Attendees were encouraged to submit written comments about a draft environmental assessment of the Red Grade Trails proposal USFS issued in February. Those comments, due March 11, are considered by Forest Service personnel to prepare a final environmental assessment. “The proposal is about new opportunities,” remarked …

Chris VrbaAttendees raise spirits and dollars sharing what they love about Red Grade Trails at Community Pint Night

SCLT Annual Open House is Thursday, March 28

On a Christmas Eve afternoon run with friends Luke Thies and Piper Cain, Trout the Golden Retriever “pawsed” to take in the spectacular view of the Bighorns from the bench on The Classic Soldier Ridge Trail. When visiting Ann and Keith Marcott in Sheridan, Trout loves how easy it is to get to trails where he can stretch his legs and enjoy the fresh air. When Trout heard you’ll be building nearly 3 new miles to explore on Hidden Hoot Trail this year, his tail wagged with glee! Trout appreciates how kind and helpful you are. Thank you! Please join …

Chris VrbaSCLT Annual Open House is Thursday, March 28