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

Want to beat the ‘social distancing’ blues? Try a dose of Vitamin Nature

If you’re like me, “social distancing” is a term you likely hadn’t heard prior to a few days ago. However, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads to every community across the globe, we’ll likely learn new terms as the unprecedented becomes routine. The rapidity with which so many schools, businesses, and public gathering places have closed is stunning. No college hoops this weekend, no baseball ‘til mid-May at the earliest and even WWE is going to hold WrestleMania in a ring surrounded by empty chairs. Shoot, between the time I finished this article and when you’re reading it, the world as …

Chris VrbaWant to beat the ‘social distancing’ blues? Try a dose of Vitamin Nature

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 …

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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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‘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 …

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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 …

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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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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USFS approves 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 new opportunities for people to bike, new opportunities for people to hike, and new opportunities to …

Chris VrbaUSFS approves Red Grade Trails plan for safe, sustainable trails