Calendar

Aug
29
Mon
Seed saving workshop set for Monday @ Sheridan County Extension Office, Watt Agriculture Center,
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.

The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.

Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.

The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.

Aug
31
Wed
Bighorn National Forest steering committee to meet Wednesday
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Participants will meet at the Porcupine Ranger Station at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Medicine Wheel Ranger District. Discussion topics and locations include dispersed camping at the junction of Forest Service Road 14 and Forest Service Road 11, roadless areas at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead, recreation site analysis at Bald Mountain Campground, and timber salvage in the Little Horn area along Forest Service Road 125. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 p.m.

The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear and lunch. The group will take a lunch break at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead at 11:30 a.m.

The Forest Plan Steering Committee is comprised of Forest Service managers and cooperating agencies including county commissions, conservation districts and state agencies. The committee was formed during the revision of the forest plan and continues to help the USFS monitor the forest plan and project implementation. The committee meets twice a year.

The field trip agenda is available on the Bighorn National Forest’s website.

For more information about the committee and the field trip, contact Chris Jones at 674-2627 or christopherdjones@fs.fed.us.

Copyright © 2015 The Sheridan Press or Sheridan Newspapers, Inc..





  • Plan your adventure at DestinationSheridan.com! Visit Now