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

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

Leaving a Legacy of Land and History in the Clear Creek Valley

Mark and Kim Tenneson, dairy farmers from western Washington, spent years searching for the right agricultural property in Wyoming or Nebraska. When they set foot on a 528-acre property along Clear Creek in eastern Sheridan County in 2009, they said “it felt like home” and made the decision to purchase it. Even though Mark and Kim were thrilled with their new property, they had some decisions to make as the property was in tough shape when they made the purchase. In addition, they needed to decide what to do about the old stone home on the property – the Doc …

Brad BauerLeaving a Legacy of Land and History in the Clear Creek Valley

Two Trail Projects Receive Funding From Wyoming Recreational Trails Program

Red Grade Trails System The Red Grade Trails System is a lofty project that was borne from community members who expressed a need for more trails in Sheridan County that were convenient, safe, and scenic. We anticipate that the entire 33-mile system will be built within five years depending on continued funding success. All of the proposed trails are located on State, Bureau of Land Management, and US Forest Service lands along Red Grade Road. Funding Approved For First Two Miles and Trailhead Parking Area SCLT applied for funding from Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources’s Recreational Trails Program for the first two miles of trail and was awarded …

Brad BauerTwo Trail Projects Receive Funding From Wyoming Recreational Trails Program
McMeans' Property

McMeans Family Preserves Property on the Tongue River

In 2012, Mike and Vicky McMeans purchased 160 acres west of Dayton from Dan Scott, who had already placed the northern 80-acres under conservation easement.  The McMeans immediately began conversations with Sheridan County and the Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) to determine their options for protecting the remaining property along the Tongue River. “We wanted to make sure that the working ranch and land along the river that make this property special would be there forever,” said Vicky. The McMeans chose to protect the remaining 80 acres with SCLT in coordination with Sheridan County’s conservation subdivision process, becoming the first …

Brad BauerMcMeans Family Preserves Property on the Tongue River