Work on the Soldier Ridge Trail was completed with the help of the Montana Conservation Corps. From left to right, Castle Salisbury, Crew Leader Ben Pendleton, Crew Leader Christa Singley, Makayla Jordan, Ambar Stimbert, Sheridan Fish and Brandon Bunton. Courtesy photo |Work on the Soldier Ridge Trail was completed with the help of the Montana Conservation Corps. From left to right, Castle Salisbury, Crew Leader Ben Pendleton, Crew Leader Christa Singley, Makayla Jordan, Ambar Stimbert, Sheridan Fish and Brandon Bunton. Courtesy photo |

Soldier Ridge Trail gets a facelift

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust is continuing improvement projects on the Soldier Ridge Trail located west of Sheridan. Recent work on the four-mile trail included graveling of the first mile of the trail, improvements to the trailhead parking area, installation of a dog waste station and installation of drainage culverts.

Work on the trail was funded with a grant from Wyoming’s Recreational Trails Program. In addition, the SCLT partnered with the Montana Conservation Corps to complete the work. SCLT volunteer Matt Davis also contributed work on the weeklong project.

“This year’s Conservation Corps crew was great,” said SCLT Executive Director Colin Betzler. “It was their first week of summer work and they really came together as a team while significantly improving the first mile of the trail. We’re excited to hear from the community what they think.”

SCLT plans to finish graveling the remaining portions of the trail through the summer and will be scheduling several volunteer trail days to finish the project.

In the meantime, the trail remains open for non-motorized use.

The Sheridan Community Land Trust conserves and protects open space, wildlife habitat, agricultural land, recreational resources, and historic resources in Sheridan County.

The organization uses conservation easements and historic preservation easements to work with landowners in meeting their personal goals for their properties while accomplishing the land trust’s mission of maintaining and improving the quality of life in Sheridan County.

If you are interested in volunteering with SCLT for an upcoming trail day, please contact Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate at Claire@sheridanclt.org or call 673-4702. For more information on SCLT, visit www.sheridanclt.org

 

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