BCHA Announces the Packing and Wilderness Skills Young Adult Scholarship Winner

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BCHA and Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters in Montana are excited to announce Madeline Baker of Post Falls, Idaho as the recipient of this year’s scholarship. Madeline was selected from a field of 30 excellent applicants. While it was challenging for the Education Committee of the BCHA to narrow down the applicants, Madeline demonstrated the interest and dedication that BCHA was … Read More

BCHA Signs 5-Year Agreement with Bureau of Land Management

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Earlier this year, BCHA’s Executive Director Jim McGarvey signed a 5-year MOU with the BLM. The agreement encourages BLM field offices throughout the Western U.S. to partner with local BCH chapters for service and trail maintenance projects. It also encourages the BLM to work with BCHA and The Wilderness Society in efforts to promote and expand a system of sustainable … Read More

BCHA 2016 National Board Meeting

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Back Country Horsemen of America National Board Meeting April 20-23, 2016 in Las Vagas, NV. Click to see full PDF.

BCH of California Teach Youth Winning Packing Skills

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Back Country Horsemen from coast to coast volunteer their time and resources protecting our right to ride horses on public land, so our children and our grandchildren can travel the landscape as our ancestors did, on the backs of horses. BCHA members regularly share their knowledge and skills with youth, so they can enjoy the horses and the countryside safely … Read More

BCH of Washington Surpasses Project Goals

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Back Country Horsemen of America makes huge strides every year in their effort to keep trails open for horse use. One secret to their success is their habit of doing more than the job requires. If they’re fixing a trail tread, they’ll pick up the litter they find along the way. If they’re installing a bridge, they’ll trim that low-hanging … Read More

BCH of California Gets It Done, and Then Some

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Spring, summer, fall, and winter, Back Country Horsemen of America works throughout the year to keep trails open for horse use. One of the original states to form BCHA, Back Country Horsemen of California donate their time and personal resources to creating and improving horseback riding opportunities across the state. Now You Can Lead a Horse to Water… Several years … Read More

BCHA-BCHW public scoping comments regarding the park’s Wilderness Stewardship Plan

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Mount Rainier National Park Wilderness Stewardship Plan – BCHA-BCHW public scoping comments regarding the park’s Wilderness Stewardship Plan Here is the full PDF document for you to read.

Help BCHA secure more horseback riding opportunities at Mount Rainer National Park

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  In 2002 the National Park Service all but eliminated horseback use at Mount Rainier National Park, with the sole exceptions being the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and one feeder trail to the PCT? That decision represents an enormous bur under the saddle of horsemen, who have endured the near prohibition of pack and saddle stock in that park for … Read More

BCHA Provides the Rationale for Why Congress Must Pass the “Forest Trail Stewardship” Bill

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Randy Rasmussen speaks on the need for, and origins of, the current National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act. Our audience included BCH folks and trail supporters for the bill, Lewis & Clark alumni and other national scenic and historic trails supporters. A key point is the visibility offered by BCHA as the presenter of the webinar on this nationally important “Forest … Read More

Take Action on Yosemite National Park Management Plan, Please Submit Comments on the Stewardship Plan

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Do you desire to one day ride your horse or mule in Yosemite National Park along the park’s many Wilderness trails or even the Pacific Crest Trail? Have you been one of the lucky persons who already has visited Yosemite Wilderness, but wants to continue to enjoy the same freedoms that you did during your last trip? Please submit public … Read More

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