SCLT Discovery Session: Trail Riding Technique & Tips – Friday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 23

Join SCLT board member Caryn Moxey for a fun-filled ride on Hidden Hoot Trail. Caryn will teach you all the tips and tricks that will let you roll with the flow of trails like Hidden Hoot, Red Grade and beyond. Beginner/Intermediate mountain bikers encouraged; all skill levels welcome to come and ride at your own pace. Meet at Black Tooth Park at 5:45 p.m. (follow 5th Street to the west edge of Sheridan). Ride will start at 6 p.m. and last about 2 hours. Helmets required.

Chris VrbaSCLT Discovery Session: Trail Riding Technique & Tips – Friday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 23

SCLT Discovery Sessions hits the road for the ‘Black Diamond Trail Virtual Tour’

For the second of Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Discovery Sessions, we invite you take a trip down memory lane – a virtual trip, that is! On Thursday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m., AmeriCorps Historical Education VISTA Carrie Edinger will take guests on the award-winning Black Diamond Trail tour from the comfort of the best seat in your house.   The Black Diamond Tour celebrates the heritage of Sheridan County’s coal mining communities and the people who lived in them. See all the updates Carrie has made, including the latest news on Acme and all the other historical preservation and interpretation …

Chris VrbaSCLT Discovery Sessions hits the road for the ‘Black Diamond Trail Virtual Tour’

Hidden Hoot Trail reopens May 1

The Sheridan Community Land Trust is happy to announce that Hidden Hoot Trail will reopen to the public on Friday, May 1. “This is an example of ranching and recreation working hand in glove,” remarked Brad Bauer, SCLT Executive Director, who noted the trail was closed on April 1 to accommodate calving season. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to bring a tremendous trail like Hidden Hoot to our community. By closing the trail in April, the cows were given opportunity to calve with fewer disturbances during a critical time on a ranch’s calendar. We’re especially appreciative for the patience everyone …

Chris VrbaHidden Hoot Trail reopens May 1

Working lands, wildlife habitat and clean water at heart of $235,000 allocated for two voluntary conservation agreements in Sheridan County

It was a great day for working lands, wildlife habitat and conservation in Sheridan County. On Tuesday, April 14, the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust (WWNRT) approved $235,000 that will be used by the Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) to help complete two voluntary conservation easements totaling a little more than 550 acres. SCLT Executive Director Brad Bauer said WWNRT’s authorization of funds lays the groundwork for the final phase of completion on two properties that conserve key migratory habitat and safeguard clean water while ensuring important range and hay ground remains in production. One property, he explained, includes two …

Chris VrbaWorking lands, wildlife habitat and clean water at heart of $235,000 allocated for two voluntary conservation agreements in Sheridan County

SCLT Discovery Sessions takes flight with ‘Virtual Happy Hour is For The Birds’

For the first of Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Discovery Sessions, we invite you to discover the wonderful world of birding. On Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m., local bird vivant Tina Toth will host “Virtual Happy Hour Is For The Birds.” With so many feathered friends on the wing, Tina will talk about the birds that have already flown into Sheridan County, what birds you can expect to see through April and which birds you’re likely to see fly in this May. Tina will also share tips & tricks that will help you see more birds locally, and answer questions …

Chris VrbaSCLT Discovery Sessions takes flight with ‘Virtual Happy Hour is For The Birds’

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

It’s a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party!

Please join SCLT between Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4 for a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party. Now that the weather’s warming and grass is greening, there’s no better time to do a bit of spring cleaning. Of course, we can’t get the whole gang together to give our public spaces a little TLC. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work together while staying apart to make Sheridan County an even better place – and we’ll have a ton of fun doing it!  How can I help? Grab a trash bag and gloves and go to your favorite trail, …

Chris VrbaIt’s a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party!

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 …

Chris VrbaConcept Z Gives Back to build new miles at Red Grade Trails

SCLT Invasive Grass work receives national press

Last summer, interns Matt Springsteen and Connor Land surveyed sites around Sheridan County to help identify, track and map invasive medusahead and ventenata. It was part of a partnership between SCLT and Sheridan County Weed & Pest Control District. The information they collected is utilized by a group of regional partners collectively called the North East Wyoming Invasive Grass Working Group. The interns’ work was made possible by grant from the Dan and Jeanne Scott Family Foundation. Recently, the Land Trust Alliance selected the partnership that supported their work as an example of community-driven partnerships that can help localities manage …

Chris VrbaSCLT Invasive Grass work receives national press

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 …

Chris VrbaSCLT receives Key Service Award