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

Approval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails

  Contact: Katie Belton, SCLT Director of Community Engagement Phone: (307) 673 – 4702 Email: director@sheridanclt.org or katie@sheridanclt.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/7/2016   Approval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails Sheridan Community Land Trust receives permission for trails and trailhead.   Preferred Alternative (Alternative 3) Approved After more than 26 months of environmental analysis, community Q&A, two formal public comment periods, and resubmittal of the proposal to reduce trail miles and eliminate the “expert” downhill bike trail, Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) has been granted permission by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to move forward with construction of 3.84 …

Brad BauerApproval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails

Building Trails. Building Community.

September on Red Grade Trails meant breaking ground for an additional mile of hiking trail on State Land. We are continually energized by the 30+ volunteers from the community who have donated their time, strength, and ideas to help us develop high quality and sustainable trails. SCLT is allowed to construct 5.3 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails on State Land under a special use permit. Existing trails named “Prairie” and “Tip of the Woods” make up just 1.8 miles of this total. The new trail, “Drifter”, will branch off of existing mileage, carefully climbing the north-facing slope and …

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Red Grade Trails Project Update – Submit Your Comment to the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding the issuance of a right-of-way for the Red Grade Trail System for review and public comment. All comments must be received by August 19, 2016. Download the Environmental Assessment document at: http://bit.ly/29Aga0B. If you have any questions for the Sheridan Community Land Trust in relation to the BLM’s EA, please call us at 673-4702 or visit our office anytime M-F, 8:30am – 5pm at 52 S. Main St., Suite 1. Summarized Details from the BLM Press Release: The project would provide non-motorized recreation …

Brad BauerRed Grade Trails Project Update – Submit Your Comment to the Bureau of Land Management

New Trails Open For Hiking, Biking Along Red Grade Road

Click here to view a trail map New Trails Open to Public After years of planning, we’re excited to share that we now have two miles of new trail for you to enjoy! Wildwood Trails Inc. spent the last month building two miles of trail on State land, with two looping trails representing Phase I of the Red Grade Trails System. Trail Ambassador Outreach To debut these new trails to the public, we are scheduling Trail Ambassador volunteers on the trails and at the trailhead for 20 – 30 hours each week between now and the end of October. Volunteers …

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Red Grade Trail Work To Begin Mid-August

After completing a formal public bid process, SCLT has selected Wildwood Trails, Inc. (WWT) to construct the first two miles of the Red Grade Trails System on State Land, permitted under a Special Use Permit. WWT is an independent, privately-owned trail construction business located in Bozeman, MT that works across the Intermountain West. They have over 20 years of combined experience building trails for all types of users. To view examples of their past work, visit www.wildwoodtrailmt.com. SCLT anticipates this initial trail work to begin by mid-August with completion by the end of September. On May 5th, the Bureau of …

Brad BauerRed Grade Trail Work To Begin Mid-August

Red Grade Trails Project – Submit Your Comment to the Bureau of Land Management

Click to download the Red Grade Trails Map Click to download Red Grade Outreach Timeline Click to download Red Grade Fact Check Summary The Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently taking public comments on their Environmental Assessment of our Red Grade Trails proposal for 33.8 miles of trails on public lands. The BLM will consider these comments prior to their decision on the project.  All comments must be received by June 5, 2015. The US Forest Service will offer a similar public comment process as they complete an Environmental Assessment of the 22 miles …

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Red Grade Phase I Map

We need your help!

Since the Soldier Ridge Trail opened in 2012, we have been encouraged by countless comments in our trail log that express visitors’ gratitude and excitement. Trails and open space are central to healthy communities and like you, we want more here! With your help, we have the opportunity to create another wonderful resource, 33 miles of non-motorized trails in our backyard. Located close to Sheridan and Big Horn on public lands, the Red Grade Trails System will offer spectacular scenery and solitude for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. But, we can’t complete this project without your help! Please consider a year-end …

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SCLT Moves Forward With Red Grade Trails Project

State Awards 25 Year Special Use Lease On August 14, SCLT was granted a 25-year Special Use Lease for the 160-acres of State Land that surrounds Red Grade Road (see map). The lease allows SCLT to build up to 5.3 miles of non-motorized, natural surface trail while improving the existing parking areas for both motorized and non-motorized visitors. SCLT anticipates initial improvements and construction on Phase I to begin in 2015, pending successful grant applications and fundraising. The Red Grade Trails project will take place in 5 phases to complete the 33-mile Red Grade Trails system, a process that will …

Brad BauerSCLT Moves Forward With Red Grade Trails Project