Chamber Launches Conversations About Open Space

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ag & Natural Resources Committee will host a new series, “Lunchtime Conversations About Open Space,” this month.

Programs will start on Jan. 28 and will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Luminous Brewhouse on Broadway Street.

A panel of representatives from area businesses and organizations will interactively explore with attendees the issue of balanced use of our open space and whether we can continue to balance that use into the future. They will also discuss the importance of open spaces to the community's economy and culture now and into the future.

A total of four sessions is scheduled. All will be from noon to 1 p.m. Clarke McClung, who's chair of the Ag & Natural Resources Committee, said the committee is hosting the event to provide a forum for interactive, open conversations with the community.

The series is open free to the public, and those attending are welcome to bring their own lunches.

This month's session will look at “The Role of Public Lands” and will feature representatives from the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, Sheridan Travel and Tourism, Wyoming Wilderness Association and Antelope Butte Foundation.

Dates and topics for future programs will be Feb. 25, “The Role of Private Working Lands”; March 24, “Outdoor Recreation and Its Impacts”; and April 28, “Effects of Land Use Policies.”

For convenience, Fired Up! Food Truck will be onsite, and Sagewood North Cafe/Designing Dinners is located across the street.

For more information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485 or visit the Chamber website at