Red Grade Trails Project – Submit Your Comment to the United States Forest Service

  Click to download the Red Grade Trails Map Click to download Scoping Notice Click to download Summary of Project Purpose and need for action: The Forest Service, through the acceptance of the proposal from SCLT and Sheridan County, has identified a need to provide non-motorized recreation opportunities and public access to the NFS lands that is separated from the motorized uses and vehicle traffic on the Red Grade Road. The purpose of the proposed action is to address and resolve the aforementioned needs. Proposed actions: Sheridan County, in partnership with SCLT, submitted a special use permit application in 2017 to the Bighorn National Forest …

Brad BauerRed Grade Trails Project – Submit Your Comment to the United States Forest Service

Dining for a Cause – April 9

Have you marked your calendar for Dining for a Cause at Frackelton’s on Monday, April 9th? SCLT is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as the recipients for this amazing, generous day of community support. If you aren’t familiar with Dining for a Cause, here’s the gist: Come to Frackelton’s on April 9th for lunch, dinner, or happy hour. Every dollar on your tab – drinks, food, and dessert – will go directly to Sheridan Community Land Trust, supporting the projects you love. PLUS: All gratuities will be matched. This is a great way to jump-start a wonderful …

Brad BauerDining for a Cause – April 9

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.

Brad BauerIt’s a great day for a new adventure on the trails

Is conservation right for you?

Would you like to protect your land? Do you know someone who might be interested in protecting their ranch or land that’s been in the family for generations? Would you like to ensure healthy wildlife habitat on your property or see the native grasses and trees renewed? People protect their land for a variety of reasons. Many times, it’s a way to ensure that their love of the land will remain after they leave. For others, it’s a way to honor their parents and grandparents. Sometimes it helps with estate planning or financial management plans. If you would like to …

Brad BauerIs conservation right for you?

One trail, for us all

Have you had your weekly dose of panoramic mountain views? If so, tip your hat to Don Roberts Jr., Tom Belus, Jane Clark, and Dixie See for making Soldier Ridge Trail – and those unobstructed views – possible. It is private land, after all, yet thanks to these folks’ generosity and a belief in community-centered conservation, over 900 of your friends, neighbors, and houseguests benefited from being able to use this trail over the summer – experiencing solitude just minutes from downtown. Soldier Ridge Trail has been an asset to the community for the past six years. What’s more, the …

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Same dirt road, new destination

For many who grew up here, an evening at Red Grade meant one thing: a party. While the nature just off the road is some of the most treasured in the region, few noticed as they sped by, leaving evidence of their evening in pull-offs along the way. It was hard to imagine that Red Grade could ever become a wholesome destination…until now. Things are changing for the better. For the high school students at Fort McKenzie this summer, Red Grade was a destination for something entirely different: volunteering on the trails. In just one day this June, thirty-five student …

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Giving back to the land

When John and Vanessa Buyok look out the window of their ranch home along the Tongue River, they have reason to smile. Sometimes, it’s because they’ve watched an owl land softly in a nearby cottonwood tree; other times, it’s because a crop of hay made it in before the rain. But often, it’s because they know that their ranch – and the valuable wildlife habitat within it – is richer and more vibrant, thanks to their foresight. The Buyok family has ranched this land for nearly a hundred years. South Dry Creek, which meanders through the property, has provided seasonal …

Brad BauerGiving back to the land

You’re shaping the future

With more kids than ever glued to a computer screen, time spent outside is becoming increasingly rare. Youth today are at risk of failing to develop an appreciation for the outdoors, a connection with nature, and a strong sense of place. But, that’s where you come in. This summer, your support helped provide programs such as Unplug, the Explorer Series, community hikes, and volunteer days for the youth of Sheridan County. Not to mention, your support helped build and maintain community trails – which play a huge role in getting kids outside and active. At Unplug’s Picnic on the Pathway …

Brad BauerYou’re shaping the future

Ninety-two miles of blue

Low flows mean it’s high time for a river trip! Thanks to a grant from the Recreational Trails Program and donations from members like you, work is beginning as we create informational signage at existing public access points along the Goose Creek and the Tongue River waterways. This summer, the first nine locations on public lands within Sheridan city limits along Little and Big Goose Creeks are receiving signage. The signs (working draft below) will include information on the distances between access points, access site amenities, and safety information. The signs will also direct river users to This online …

Brad BauerNinety-two miles of blue