Conservation steps forward

You’re changing lives and building a love of the land Not that long ago it was a lot harder to experience the beauty and magic of nature along the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. For some, it was difficult because of their busy family lives – there wasn’t a lot of time to travel far to hike, or to take a scenic drive amidst the beauty of Sheridan County’s iconic ranches and farmlands. For others, like many of the kids in our elementary schools, it just wasn’t part of their day. It’s not that they didn’t want to go outside …

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It’s a great day for a new adventure on the trails

Good news: thanks to so many people like you, the new sections of Red Grade Trails are open! If you’re around over the weekend, come on up with your friends and family to enjoy nearly six miles of hiking, jogging, biking and (with some snow) cross-country skiing on Red Grade Trails – just a short drive from home. A special thank you to all those who donate their time, talent, and dollars to continue to make projects through Sheridan Community Land Trust possible. For a map of Red Grade Trails, visit our trails and recreation page.

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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 …

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New Trails Open For Hiking, Biking Along Red Grade Road

Click here to view a trail map New Trails Open to Public After years of planning, we’re excited to share that we now have two miles of new trail for you to enjoy! Wildwood Trails Inc. spent the last month building two miles of trail on State land, with two looping trails representing Phase I of the Red Grade Trails System. Trail Ambassador Outreach To debut these new trails to the public, we are scheduling Trail Ambassador volunteers on the trails and at the trailhead for 20 – 30 hours each week between now and the end of October. Volunteers …

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Red Grade Trail Work To Begin Mid-August

After completing a formal public bid process, SCLT has selected Wildwood Trails, Inc. (WWT) to construct the first two miles of the Red Grade Trails System on State Land, permitted under a Special Use Permit. WWT is an independent, privately-owned trail construction business located in Bozeman, MT that works across the Intermountain West. They have over 20 years of combined experience building trails for all types of users. To view examples of their past work, visit www.wildwoodtrailmt.com. SCLT anticipates this initial trail work to begin by mid-August with completion by the end of September. On May 5th, the Bureau of …

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

Click to download the Red Grade Trails Map Click to download Red Grade Outreach Timeline Click to download Red Grade Fact Check Summary The Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently taking public comments on their Environmental Assessment of our Red Grade Trails proposal for 33.8 miles of trails on public lands. The BLM will consider these comments prior to their decision on the project.  All comments must be received by June 5, 2015. The US Forest Service will offer a similar public comment process as they complete an Environmental Assessment of the 22 miles …

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Two Trail Projects Receive Funding From Wyoming Recreational Trails Program

Red Grade Trails System The Red Grade Trails System is a lofty project that was borne from community members who expressed a need for more trails in Sheridan County that were convenient, safe, and scenic. We anticipate that the entire 33-mile system will be built within five years depending on continued funding success. All of the proposed trails are located on State, Bureau of Land Management, and US Forest Service lands along Red Grade Road. Funding Approved For First Two Miles and Trailhead Parking Area SCLT applied for funding from Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources’s Recreational Trails Program for the first two miles of trail and was awarded …

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Red Grade Phase I Map

We need your help!

Since the Soldier Ridge Trail opened in 2012, we have been encouraged by countless comments in our trail log that express visitors’ gratitude and excitement. Trails and open space are central to healthy communities and like you, we want more here! With your help, we have the opportunity to create another wonderful resource, 33 miles of non-motorized trails in our backyard. Located close to Sheridan and Big Horn on public lands, the Red Grade Trails System will offer spectacular scenery and solitude for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. But, we can’t complete this project without your help! Please consider a year-end …

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SCLT Moves Forward With Red Grade Trails Project

State Awards 25 Year Special Use Lease On August 14, SCLT was granted a 25-year Special Use Lease for the 160-acres of State Land that surrounds Red Grade Road (see map). The lease allows SCLT to build up to 5.3 miles of non-motorized, natural surface trail while improving the existing parking areas for both motorized and non-motorized visitors. SCLT anticipates initial improvements and construction on Phase I to begin in 2015, pending successful grant applications and fundraising. The Red Grade Trails project will take place in 5 phases to complete the 33-mile Red Grade Trails system, a process that will …

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Red Grade Trails

Red Grade Trails – Experience Your Backyard

SCLT recognizes the many outdoor recreation opportunities in our area, whether it is strolling along Sheridan’s pathways, hiking in Cloud Peak Wilderness, riding through the Bighorn National Forest, or floating down one of our local streams. However, finding a non-motorized trail in the mountains is more difficult, especially one within 30 minutes of Sheridan or Big Horn. A core part of our mission is to increase public access to recreation in Sheridan County. We are especially interested in completing projects that connect you with the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Bighorns. SCLT’s Red Grade Trails project will do just …

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