SCLT Begins Leadership Transition

For Immediate Release:   4/7/2017 SCLT Begins Leadership Transition: Summer departure anticipated for outgoing Executive Director The Board of the Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) is entering a formal search process to transition executive leadership of the organization.  SCLT Executive Director, Colin Betzler, plans to step away from full time duties this summer while working closely with the Board and incoming Executive Director for a seamless  transition.  Mark Kinner, SCLT Emeritus Board Member and the former Board President who hired Betzler stated, “SCLT has developed an incredible team during its first decade and while we will certainly miss Colin’s leadership and …

sclt2014SCLT Begins Leadership Transition

Leadership transitions, adventure awaits

Dear friends, It has been an honor and privilege to get to know you over the past eight years.  Your enthusiasm, support and passion for our mission is the defining reason SCLT has forged a legacy of benefit to our community.  I have been proud to work with all of you on projects that protect some of our most beautiful places, enhance public access and share our history. And, I have been fortunate to do this with a dedicated and visionary Board of Directors and wonderfully talented group of coworkers – all deeply committed to this community.   My time …

sclt2014Leadership transitions, adventure awaits

Trails this summer are up to you

  You have an amazing opportunity to bring a new trail to life. With spring here, it’s perfect timing for trail work to begin on the next 2.9 miles of Red Grade Trails.  Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Wyoming Recreation Trails Program, only $49,000 remains to make this project a reality.  We’ve reviewed six trail building bids and awarded the project to Singletrack Trails, with the goal of starting this spring. That’s where you come in. Three more miles means longer rides, longer runs and more solitude to experience the beauty during your wanderings – but for this …

sclt2014Trails this summer are up to you

Heritage on High

Imagine sitting around the campfire at dusk, the mountains silhouetted in the distance as each star winks and blinks its way into the darkening sky. Growing up here, Cloud Peak has always been in your thoughts and your view, but tonight is the first time you’ve heard the ancient Crow account of how Cloud Peak got its name. You lean closer to hear each word of the Crow elder telling the tale – the story an irresistible treat – and you grasp a sense of this place like never before. Place. What if you always had a place around a …

sclt2014Heritage on High

Partnership Secures New Community Nature Park

Contact: Colin Betzler, SCLT Executive Director Phone: (307) 673 – 4702 Email: director@sheridanclt.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/9/2016 Partnership Secures New Community Nature Park The Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) and a range of diverse project partners are pleased to announce the protection of more than 31 acres along Goose Creek in Sheridan for a public park and open space. This project represents the culmination of a multi-year effort to secure the property for the benefit of our community. Over the past 18 months, SCLT has worked closely with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Wyoming and the LOR Foundation as well …

sclt2014Partnership Secures New Community Nature Park

Approval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails

  Contact: Katie Belton, SCLT Director of Community Engagement Phone: (307) 673 – 4702 Email: director@sheridanclt.org or katie@sheridanclt.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/7/2016   Approval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails Sheridan Community Land Trust receives permission for trails and trailhead.   Preferred Alternative (Alternative 3) Approved After more than 26 months of environmental analysis, community Q&A, two formal public comment periods, and resubmittal of the proposal to reduce trail miles and eliminate the “expert” downhill bike trail, Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) has been granted permission by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to move forward with construction of 3.84 …

sclt2014Approval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails

Tongue River Initiative Update

In partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the Tongue River Initiative (a project-dependent partnership of SCLT, The Nature Conservancy, and Sheridan County Conservation District) would like to announce opportunities for Russian Olive removal with native species restoration, as well as stock water development and fencing.  Landowners within the upper reaches of Tongue River, Little/Big Goose Creeks, and Prairie Dog Creek are encouraged to contact a TRI partner for more information.  TRI will be mailing landowners in these areas with specific information this fall, with the NRCS and SCCD coordinating individual projects.  Sign up deadline with the NRCS is …

sclt2014Tongue River Initiative Update

Community-Valued Conservation

We have been working diligently on the conservation front and are excited to share our anticipation of several projects closing before the end of 2016, with a fourth to follow in 2017.  The public benefits of these projects are diverse and significant, from protecting some of the most productive irrigated agricultural lands along Wolf Creek to environmental rehabilitation along the Tongue River and increased public access. Each of these projects is incredibly unique with acreages ranging from 7 to nearly 500 acres with similarly-varied transaction methods, including purchase of a life estate, bargain-sale conservation easements, and assignment of a purchase …

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Building Trails. Building Community.

September on Red Grade Trails meant breaking ground for an additional mile of hiking trail on State Land. We are continually energized by the 30+ volunteers from the community who have donated their time, strength, and ideas to help us develop high quality and sustainable trails. SCLT is allowed to construct 5.3 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails on State Land under a special use permit. Existing trails named “Prairie” and “Tip of the Woods” make up just 1.8 miles of this total. The new trail, “Drifter”, will branch off of existing mileage, carefully climbing the north-facing slope and …

sclt2014Building Trails. Building Community.

Red Grade Trails Project Update – Submit Your Comment to the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding the issuance of a right-of-way for the Red Grade Trail System for review and public comment. All comments must be received by August 19, 2016. Download the Environmental Assessment document at: http://bit.ly/29Aga0B. If you have any questions for the Sheridan Community Land Trust in relation to the BLM’s EA, please call us at 673-4702 or visit our office anytime M-F, 8:30am – 5pm at 52 S. Main St., Suite 1. Summarized Details from the BLM Press Release: The project would provide non-motorized recreation …

sclt2014Red Grade Trails Project Update – Submit Your Comment to the Bureau of Land Management