Photo from Sheridan County Conservation District


Photo from Little Goose Multimedia

The Acme Power Plant Reclamation Project is a community effort to address environmental and safety concerns at the former Acme Power Plant.    The site is a 5 acre island of debris within an otherwise open space along the Tongue River, north of Sheridan, Wyoming.  The Tongue River Watershed is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and the Acme site, in particular, is an important piece of the area’s mining history.

Community Involvement

Photo from Blase Leven, KSU TAB Program

As the project progresses, there will continue to be opportunities for community involvement.  First, though, it is necessary to address the contamination and stabilize the site.  In the meantime, financial contributions can be made to support reclamation efforts. While a significant portion of the funding is expected to come from state and federal programs, there are associated costs that will not be eligible.  

Acme Working Group

​~Sheridan County Conservation District ~ Sheridan Community Land Trust ~ The Nature Conservancy

~ Sheridan County ~ Wyoming Game and Fish Department ~ Sheridan Travel and Tourism

~Padlock Ranch ~ Montana Dakota Utilities ~ Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum

Formed in December 2017, the Acme Working Group provides input and assistance for the technical aspects of the site reclamation.  As the project progresses into planning phases, the group may be expanded to include other interests.

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© 2018 by Acme Power Plant Reclamation Project.

c/o Sheridan County Conservation District

1949 Sugarland Drive, Suite 102

Sheridan, WY  82801

(307) 672-5820 x. 3

Please respect fences and adjacent landowners by not attempting to enter the site. Anyone accessing the site (legally and illegal trespassers) has the potential to track contaminants to surrounding areas and/or injure themselves amid the debris.
Photo from Sheridan County Conservation District
Acme Power Plant, 1947

Acme Power Plant, 1947, from Ed Zowada Collection Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum