Back Country Horsemen: America’s Best Kept Secret in Wilderness Stewardship

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Have you considered whether a local chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America might help with your trail and horse camp maintenance and restoration needs? The NPS maintains a five-year general agreement with Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA). Learn More

BCHA Board of Directors vote to Oppose Sale or Transfer of Public Lands

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BCHA's National Board of Directors passed unanimously the following resolution last Saturday, April 25, 2015, during BCHA's National Board Meeting in Sacramento, California. This quickly has become a significant issue for all public land users and supporters. 

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BCHA strongly supports S.1110 and H.R. 845

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On Wednesday, April 29th, our National Forest "trails bill" was introduced in bipartisan fashion in the U.S. Senate by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Michael Enzi (R-WY). Senate Bill 1110 (S.1110), the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, is a companion bill to one we announced in February that is currently before the House of Representatives (H.R. 845) 

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BCHA Washington Partners on Pacific Crest Trail

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US Forest Service wilderness regulations prohibit the use of motorized or wheeled equipment on the PCT. The only way to access these remote places with the tools and supplies necessary for making repairs is the same way our ancestors traveled… on the back of a saddle horse, leading a string of pack horses and mules. 


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