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 …

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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.

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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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Approval Given for Additional Red Grade Trails

  Contact: Katie Belton, SCLT Director of Community Engagement Phone: (307) 673 – 4702 Email: or 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 …

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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: 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 …

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Red Grade Trails – Experience Your Backyard

SCLT recognizes the many outdoor recreation opportunities in our area, whether it is strolling along Sheridan’s pathways, hiking in Cloud Peak Wilderness, riding through the Bighorn National Forest, or floating down one of our local streams. However, finding a non-motorized trail in the mountains is more difficult, especially one within 30 minutes of Sheridan or Big Horn. A core part of our mission is to increase public access to recreation in Sheridan County. We are especially interested in completing projects that connect you with the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Bighorns. SCLT’s Red Grade Trails project will do just …

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