Sheridan Community Land Trust

Sheridan Community Land Trust

The Sheridan Community Land Trust has received two grants that will go towards building more trails and parking areas in the Bighorn National Forest.

The two grants from the U.S. Forest Service and the Wyoming Business Council total nearly $600,000. The funds will go to building 15 miles of trail and three parking areas in the existing Red Grade trail system.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

The Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) has been granted $235,000 to secure two voluntary conservation easements in Sheridan County.

The two easements will help the organization maintain not only the land and water resources but also habitat for animals like greater sage grouse, mule deer and several species of migratory birds.

Catherine Wheeler

Since health officials are asking residents to practice social distancing and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, a conservation group has decided to host its regular spring clean-up differently this year.

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will be hosting the clean-up of local trails and parks virtually.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

For the third year, the Sheridan Community Land Trust is sponsoring a free avalanche training workshop for those who want backcountry safety skills.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

The Sheridan City Council recently approved $4,880 to assist in the development of an in-town trail extension.

Chris Vrba / Sheridan Community Land Trust

The Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) and Sheridan Heights Ranch owner Don Roberts have entered into a voluntary conservation easement covering 476 acres of ranch land and wildlife habitat.

Catherine Wheeler

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a proposal to expand the Red Grade Trail System near Big Horn.

Courtesy Rob Davidson, map provided by U.S. Forest Service

Red Grade Road starts a few miles southwest of the town of Big Horn and winds through the Bighorn Mountains.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

A Sheridan conservation group and a natural gas compression company have partnered for more trail development in the Sheridan area.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

A proposal to expand the existing six miles of Red Grade trail system in the Bighorn National Forest in Sheridan County is open for public review.

Chris Vrba, Sheridan Community Land Trust

Gov. Mark Gordon has stated he wants Wyoming to be a leader in fighting against invasive species. The city of Sheridan is taking that seriously by ridding the community a troublesome tree.

Photo Courtesy Sheridan Community Land Trust

The city of Sheridan and a local conservation group are working together to remove an invasive species of tree.

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The Sheridan Community Land Trust is partnering with the National Park Service to study and plan for increased water recreation in Sheridan County. The Land Trust has identified about 70 miles on the Tongue River and Little Goose and Big Goose Creeks with recreation potential. The group’s Executive Director, Colin Betzler, says there’s been interest in developing recreational opportunities in the past, but there hasn’t been an organized effort.