north-gateway-shotIn partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the Tongue River Initiative (a project-dependent partnership of SCLT, The Nature Conservancy, and Sheridan County Conservation District) would like to announce opportunities for Russian Olive removal with native species restoration, as well as stock water development and fencing.  Landowners within the upper reaches of Tongue River, Little/Big Goose Creeks, and Prairie Dog Creek are encouraged to contact a TRI partner for more information.  TRI will be mailing landowners in these areas with specific information this fall, with the NRCS and SCCD coordinating individual projects.  Sign up deadline with the NRCS is October 21st with work taking place in 2017.  With a recent grant award from the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and partnership with the Plank Stewardship Initiative, the TRI partnership is able to offer this removal and native replanting program with just a 5% landowner contribution.  There are no requirements for public access for this or any other conservation-related projects completed by the TRI partnership or SCLT. For more information visit or contact Sheridan County Conservation District at 672-5820 ext. 3.