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, …

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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 …

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 …

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POSTPONED – Sheridan Media presents SCLT In Bloom; will feature National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan

Updated 3/16 – Due to CDC guidelines advising against public gatherings of 50 or more for 8 weeks, this event is postponed. Will will announce a reschedule date when it is available. Join us on Monday, April 13 for SCLT In Bloom, a Philanthropic Evening featuring Storytelling and Q&A with National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan. Monday, April 13 in Kinnison Hall @ Sheridan College Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres @ 5 p.m. / Program @ 6:00 p.m. The night will include Stories and Q & A with Ronan Raise the Paddle – Help us unlock the opportunity to raise $500,000 to …

Chris VrbaPOSTPONED – Sheridan Media presents SCLT In Bloom; will feature National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan

Fly Fishing Film Tour to benefit SCLT

Join us at the WYO Theater on Saturday, February 29! Buy your tickets here Fly Shop of the Bighorns, Angling Destinations, and Trout Unlimited’s Little Big Horn Chapter are proud to bring you the 2020 premiere of the Fly Fishing Film Tour in Sheridan, WY at the WYO Theater. The event will benefit the Sheridan Community Land Trust Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6pm — Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Fly Shop of the Bighorns or the WYO Theater. Don’t forget to stop by Fly Shop …

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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 …

Chris Vrba‘The mountains called and I came’

$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