Saturday, November 16, 2019

Wyoming: New Conservation Easement Allows Public Access, Expansion To Sheridan Hiking Trail - Full Article


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.

The easement aims to protect the area from commercial development.

The agreement includes public access for Soldier Ridge Trail at the west end of Sheridan, and it allows the Land Trust to expand recreational trails said Chris Vrba, SCLT marketing and development director.

"One thing that will happen next year is the Land Trust will complete the loop on the Soldier Ridge Trail system and will wind up connecting the Soldier Ridge Trail to Hidden Hoot [trail] that we built this summer," he said.

SCLT has already started work on the connection trail known as Kicking Horse Trail, which will be open to hiking, biking and equestrian use...

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