BCHA News

Mother Load Unit Earns 2018 Double Diamond Award
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2018 Double Diamond Award Pony Express trail Project Pony Express Trail Project Earns MLU the 2018 Double Diamond Award by Lucy Badenhoop 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, so BCHC-MLU partnered with the US Forest Service (Eldorado National Forest) and the California Division of the National Pony Express Association to restore 47 miles of alpine … Read More

Untrammeled – Youth first time in Wilderness
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Untrammeled, a film produced in 2014, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and examines the transformative power of wilderness on youth and the importance of getting young people into the backcountry. The focus of the film is youth speaking to youth about wilderness – and the passing of the baton to the next generation. High school youth from … Read More

Spring Newsletter 2019
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Click here to Open the Spring News letter 2019 Inside this Issue Public Lands Report 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 When The Wind Blows 4 Advocate-Educate-Populate 5 BCH of Missouri Trail’s End Receives Award 6 Changes to BCHA Public Lands Committee 6 Legacy Fund Off to a Roaring Start 7 Tips to Makes Expos a Better Place to Gain … Read More

Trail Building & Maintenance Resources
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Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Packing with LivestockEquestrian Design Guidebook for trails, trailheads, and campgrounds BCHC Manure Bunker Manure Bunker Roof Manure Bunker Slab Pipe Hitch Rail Accessible Gates for Trails and Roads Drawings for Trail Construction & Design Bridge Design & Drawings Information and links on this page provided by BCH of California

Educational Pamphlets, Flyers, books from BCH Groups
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Educational Flyers from BCH of California Note: These are formatted to print one page front and back and some will print to be used in a tri-fold format. Who We Are and What We Do!A great overview of each one of the Gentle Use Concepts! How to Have a Safe and Enjoyable Trail RideHere are some tips for a day out … Read More

The Trail Rider Checklist
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Pre-trip Planning Acquire trail map(s), and talk to other riders that know the area Select trail appropriate for the expectations of your group Select trail difficulty and length that is safest for the least experienced horse and rider Select trails that avoid high mountain areas during afternoon lightning storm seasons Contact trail owner or manager for current trail conditions and … Read More

Winter News Letter 2019
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Click here to Open the Winter News letter 2019 Inside this Issue 4H Youth Wilderness Experience 2 Chapter Cents 2 View from the Chairman’s Saddle 3 Public Lands report:Horsemen to Accept Restrictions in Five Wilderness Areas? 4 What Will Your Legacy Be 5 Catch Pen 6-8 BCHC Supports Historic Pony Express Trail 10 Zack Wenzel Thinks Packing is a Great … Read More

Back Country Horsemen of America Values Every Member
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Back Country Horsemen of America Values Every Memberby Sarah Wynne Jackson It has never been a better time to be a member of Back Country Horsemen of America, the organization that keeps trails open for horse use. The challenges to preserving equestrian access to trails are greater than ever, but BCHA is meeting them with more benefits for members, more … Read More

Fall News Letter 2018
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Click here to Open the Fall News letter 2018 Inside this Issue Volunteer Hours Reporting 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 Chapter Cents 4 BCHA- Members of Many Types 5 BCH Education Foundation Grants 6-7 Catch Pen 8-9 A New Chapter in Missouri 10 Zumbro Bottoms BCH Minnesota 11 News From Virginia & Tennessee 10-12

Sierra Free Packers Improve Trail Safety
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Report on BCHA Educational Grant to Sierra Freepackers During the summer months of 2018 members of the Sierra Freepackers used $1000 funds provided by a BCHA Education Grant for our ongoing project on the Spring Cove and Goat Mountain Trails. We maintain these two trails through our volunteer service agreement with the Sierra National Forest/Bass Lake Ranger District. The two … Read More

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