BCHA News

Summer Newsletter 2022

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Click here to Open the Summer Newsletter 2022 Inside… National Board Meeting Highlights 1,4 From the Chairman’s Saddle Podium 2-3 NBM Welcome Wes Virginia 6 Black Hills BCH SD Host Youth Trail Challenge 7 East Slope BCH Tackle Weed Management 8 Public Lands Update 9-11 Status of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail in Wyoming 12 UCD Student Pack Team Wins … Read More

BCH of North Carolina, Uwharrie Chapter Receives BCHA Grant for Trail Project in Uwharrie National Forest

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Greetings from the BCH of North Carolina, Uwharrie Chapter. We give our sincere thanks and gratitude for the $1000 grant we received last year from BCHA. The grant was used to help offset project costs to repair a section of the River Trail located in the Uwharrie National Forest near the intersection of the River Trail (TR#713) and Forest Road … Read More

Spring Newsletter 2022

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Click here to Open the Spring Newsletter 2022 Inside… View from the Chairman’s Saddle 2 Public Lands Update 3-4 BCHA Legacy Fund 5 Shasta Trinity Unit Plants Fish 6 Will Horses Eat Mush? 7-9 Little Projects Count 11 Remember Mile Reedy 12-13    

BCHA Encourages Chapters to Review USFS Memo “Best Practices for Managing Stock Use Sites at Developed Campgrounds” & Discuss with Local USFS Staff

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U.S. Forest Service Guidance on Use of Equestrian Campsites At the prompting of BCHA and allies that include the American Horse Council, last month the Forest Service national office circulated a memo to all national forests and national grasslands titled “Recommended Best Practices for Managing Stock Use Sites at Developed Campgrounds“. We encourage BCHA chapters and volunteers to review this … Read More

BCHA 2022 National Board Meeting

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The BCHA 2022 National Board Meeting is being held in Kansas City, MO, April 10th  to the 13th . Registration is now open. Click here to reserve your room – Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City International Airport  7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64153

Winter Newsletter 2022

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Click here to Open the Winter Newsletter 2022 Inside… Public Lands Update 2 View from the Chairman’s Saddle 3 BCHA Legacy Fund 4 A New Trail Tool 5 MLU Shares Grant Writing Tips 6 Volunteer Hours Totals for 2020 7 SAVE THE DATE for the 50th Anniversary in 2023 8    

BCHA Grant Helps North Georgia BCH Maintain Campgrounds near Blue Ridge

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Through a National Grant from Back Country Horsemen of America, local fundraising efforts, and largely through a donation from a local concerned citizen, Todd Burkhalter from Drive Planning and the Burkhalter Ranch, Back Country Horsemen of North Georgia has purchased two new lawn mowers. One lawnmower replaces the current Jack’s River Fields Campground lawnmower near Blue Ridge, Georgia and the … Read More

Fall Newsletter 2021

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Click here to Open the Fall Newsletter 2021 Inside… Public Lands Update 2 View from the Chairman’s Saddle 3 To Picket or Not to Picket 4 Double Diamond Award 5 Leave No Trace Ethics for Stock Users 5 Fundraising Committee Report 6 BCHA Partnerships 7 Next-Gen Packers 8    

BCHA – Supporters of Trails are Common Ground Program

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BCHA is a proud sponsor of the new national Trails are Common Ground program. No matter our differences in backgrounds or how we choose to enjoy the great outdoors, trails create common ground that connects us. Access to trails is a privilege we acknowledge and can only safeguard through our actions toward one another. Meeting other people on the trail … Read More

Summer Newsletter 2021

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Click here to Open the Summer Newsletter 2021 Inside… Public Lands Update 2 View from the Chairman 3 2021 National Board Meeting Recap 4 Collaboration Works 5 MLU Partnerships Pack a Punch 6 A Summer Odyssey for Long Ears 7 What is a Bequest? 8 BCHA Grants in Action 8    

Spring Newsletter 2021

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Click here to Open the Spring Newsletter 2021 Inside… Public Lands Update 2 View from the Chairman 3 Advoacy Equals Future Access 3 San Rafael Back Country Horsemen Improve Local Trails 4 Spring Warm-Ups: Reconditioning Horses and Mules in the Spring 5 Fundraising Committee Report 6 A Rebuilding Year,2020 7 The Legacy Fund 8

BCHA Public Lands Update On E-Bikes for 2021

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By Randy Rasmussen – BCHA Director of Public Lands and Recreation Public debate is likely to intensify in 2021 regarding the appropriate role of motorized electric bicycle (e-bike) use in outdoor recreation, including the appropriate role of electric mountain bikes (e-MTBs) among backcountry trails. The issue is not going away any time soon. This Public Lands Update summarizes recent changes … Read More

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