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Groups seek Congressional Assistance for Trail Maintenance Crisis
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WASHINGTON DC (March 25, 2014) – Citing threats to public access and increased natural resource damage, more than fifty diverse recreation and conservation groups today asked Congress to take immediate action to help dig the Forest Service out of a nationwide trails crisis. Contacts: Paul Spitler, The Wilderness Society (202) 360-­1912, Jim McGarvey, Chairman of Back Country Horsemen of America (706) 624­-6505 The … Read More

You Can Ride Your Own Horse At Bryce Canyon National Park, But You May Need To Hire A Guide
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You can bring your own horse to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah’s redrock country and ride off into the shimmering sunset, but under a rule change you’ll likely have to hire a guide from the concessionaire who offers trail rides. Barring any significant push-back during a 30-day public comment period expected to open today, the rule change will seemingly be … Read More

BCHA Teach Trail Clearing Skills to Boy Scouts
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Back Country Horsemen of America strives to preserve our heritage of traveling by horseback across our nation’s stunning landscape. When this generation has passed, today’s youth will take up the reins of that objective. BCHA recognizes how important it is to teach young people how to enjoy the land while also caring for it. They take every opportunity to include … Read More