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H.R. 845 – The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act
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The United States Forest Service manages 158,000 miles of trails that provide a wide array of recreational opportunities and access to America’s National Forests. These trails provide world class opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. National Forest trails provide opportunities for all Americans to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Further, … Read More

BCHA strongly supports H.R. 845 “Forest Trails” Bill
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Last week, the National Forest “trails bill” we supported last year was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Cynthia Lummis  (R-WY)  and Tim Walz (D-MN). The bill, the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (H.R. 845), continues to spur high-level dialogue and a search for solutions to the growing trail maintenance crisis on our national forests. BCHA strongly … Read More

Groups rally behind National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act
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New legislation calls for improved investments in National Forest Trail System Contacts: Paul Spitler, The Wilderness Society (202) 360-1912 Jim McGarvey, Chairman of Back Country Horsemen of America (706) 669-1015 Ben Pendergrass, American Horse Council (202) 296-4031 WASHINGTON (February 10, 2015) – Outdoor recreation and conservation groups including the Backcountry Horsemen of America, The Wilderness Society, the American Horse Council, … Read More

Newsletter, Winter of 2015 Edition
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Inside This Issue Reintroducing a U.S. Army Unit to Mules and Horses 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 Back Country Horsemen Say Farewell 6,7 National Reports 9 The Catch Pen 10, 11 NextGen BCHA 12 Click here to Open the Winter 2015 Newsletter