Back Country Horsemen of America®

Dedicated to keeping America's trails open for all.

Back Country Horsemen of America Helps Keep Our Nation’s Landscape Clean
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Back Country Horsemen of America defends our right to ride horses on public lands, and they also believe strongly in recreating responsibly, whether we ride horses, mountain bikes, or ATVs, or simply use our own two feet. Sadly, there are some folks who don’t feel the same respect for our wild lands. When they leave behind trash and discarded items, … Read More

WE DID IT! Keeping Trails Open for You Fundraiser
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Thank You…Thank You All! Thank You to everyone that contributed.  Thank You to all the chapters that met the Lori Lennox and Grays Harbor Chapter Challenge.  Thank You to all the state presidents that encouraged their members to spread the word.  And a special Thank You to the Foundation, a longtime supporter of the BCHA, that posted the $25,000 Challenge … Read More

BCH Applaud Designation of Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument
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Back Country Horsemen of America and Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico Applaud Designation of Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument – courtesy of Bureau of Land Management “The Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) applauds President Barack Obama’s designation of the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument utilizing his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906, … Read More

Incredible Progress on the BCHA Fundraising Campaign
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We launched our one-of-a-kind campaign last Friday with a bang (only 7 days ago) and we have already generated 45% of our fundraising goal. We’re the #7 featured campaign at IndieGoGo.com under Environment and we’re the #1 new campaign of the week for Environment. With hundreds of campaigns launched every day, this is great news. It’s because of committed hard … Read More

2013 Volunteer Hours Report & Double Diamond Award Recipient
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The BCHA Volunteer Hours committee reports the total value of the volunteer effort reported in 2013 was $13,972,949.71 and the Harney Lookout Tower Preservation Project supported by Black Hills BCH was selected as this years recipient of the Double Diamond Award. The other finalists for the Double Diamond Award were the, Mesa Verde BCH (Colorado), Four Corners BCH (Colorado), San … Read More

BCH Members Continue to Work for You
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Here’s an update for you from the ‘Keeping Trails Open for You – Back Country Horsemen of America’ team: A BCH North Carolina chapter did trail work this weekend in Smoky Mountain National Park.  The Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada cleared trail on Mount Charleston, north of Las Vegas.  There were pack clinics in Oregon and Idaho.  … Read More