In Bloom Fundraiser featuring Ronan Donovan

Watch National Geographic Storytelling Fellow Ronan Donovan’s presentation from In Bloom 2021 below.

Join us for our In Bloom fundraiser presented by Sheridan Media on Wednesday, October 20 at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

You will learn about wildlife and ecology through the lens of National Geographic Fellow Ronan Donovan, who will tell stories and answer questions from his experience documenting Yellowstone for National Geographic.

The evening will include a live and silent auction featuring many fun items and experiences, including a photography lesson for four with Ronan. We will also hold a Paddle Raise to help conserve local lands and ranches.

The fun will begin with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Full event schedule below.

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Take Your Shot Raffle





Take your shot on a great hunt in our beautiful Bighorns backyard – or anywhere your next hunt takes you. The winner of our Take Your Shot Raffle will win a new Weatherby Element® Semi-Auto 12 Gauge Shotgun, which brings together the signature fit and finish of a Weatherby with “inertia-operated” action. The result is a performance that is clean, smooth and ready for round after round of high-volume shooting. Limited to 100 tickets. Winner receives certificate for the shotgun.

Take your shot with a raffle ticket here

Silent Auction

Picturesque paintings, great getaways, helpful housewares and truly terrific jewelry like this perfectly crafted pendant by local silversmith Justin Massar comprise our Silent Auction. Best of all – every cent will be used to help conserve local lands and ranches here in Sheridan County. See what inspires you or someone you know – the holidays are on the horizon after all!

view and bid on silent auction items

Live Auction

Ever wanted to take photos like those in National Geographic? Here’s your chance as one winner will receive photography lessons for 4 with our featured speaker: National Geographic Fellow Ronan Donovan. You’ll meet Ronan and SCLT Executive Director Brad Bauer for breakfast at Java Moon tomorrow morning October 21st. After breakfast, you’ll decamp to Soldier Ridge Trailhead where you will spend the next 2 hours walking the trail with Ronan as he teaches you a few photography tips that will let you capture stunning images here and anywhere you explore.

view all live auction items here

How SCLT works to conserve local lands & ranches

SCLT has worked with local families to conserve working land, open space, clean streams, wildlife habitat and more at 11 sites across Sheridan County. As you read this, we’re working with 4 families to conserve their ranches so they will remain in agricultural production and open space for birds and wildlife for perpetuity.

SCLT voluntary conservation agreements:

  • help families pass working land from one generation to the next
  • can aid ranchers by buying down debt
  • conserve key habitat for wildlife, birds, fish and plants
  • ensure the essential character that makes our home special today remains special forever

Learn more about SCLT conservation efforts here

Beyond conservation agreements, we’ve assisted with the first-ever study of mule deer movements in the northern Bighorns, removed invasive grasses and plants and are implementing ways to build drought resiliency – all of which we do by working with local landowners. We are in the final phase of interviews for our first ever Conservation Program Manager. But we can’t keep conserving local lands and ranches without your help.

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Hourly Schedule

Wednesday, October 20

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Complimentary cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
Whitney Center for the Arts lobby
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Silent Auction funraiser
Whitney Center for the Arts lobby
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Auction, Paddle Raise to conserve local lands and ranches & storytelling/Q&A with Ronan Donovan
Kinnison Hall


Oct 20 2021


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
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