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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SCLT In Boom to feature National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan

RSVP today for this FREE to attend event 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 @ 6:30 p.m. The night will include Raise the Paddle – Help us built the next miles of Red Grade Trails Live and Silent Auction items Arin Waddell: Art Off the Wall – Pillow from her Pillow Collection Weatherby Element Upland 12 gauge shotgun A Ronon Donovan print Breakfast and photography …

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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 …

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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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SCLT takes conservation to new heights with Sheridan Heights Ranch Conservation Easement

In October 2019, Sheridan Community Land Trust took conservation to new heights as the land trust secured a unique voluntary conservation agreement to ensure the special character of one of the county’s most popular places remains intact for perpetuity. The Sheridan Heights Ranch Conservation Easement conserves 476 acres of working ranch, open space, important wildlife habitat and an unspoiled, unbroken view of the Bighorns right on the west edge of Sheridan. It also means SCLT has now conserved nearly 3,500 acres of Sheridan County across 11 voluntary conservation agreements. While many folks may not be familiar with Sheridan Heights Ranch, …

Chris VrbaSCLT takes conservation to new heights with Sheridan Heights Ranch Conservation Easement

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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Mule Deer Migration

Find out more about the project >>> Healthy mule deer populations are essential to sustaining the ecological, economic, and cultural values of our western landscapes. Increasingly, scientists and wildlife managers are recognizing that the productivity of these herds depends on their ability to migrate seasonally across vast expanses of public and private lands. In the northern Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and partners have joined forces to fit 80 mule deer with satellite collars to map and study their movements in detail for the first time. This study will gather valuable information that can help stakeholders better understand …

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