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Territorial Riders BCHO Elk Lake Creek Trail Restoration RTP Grant Project
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by Tim Lagasse – Please contact me with any questions –  territorialriders@bcho.org The Mt. Hood National Forest has some steep and rugged country, and Bull of the Woods Wilderness is probably some of the most rugged and isolated country in the Mt. Hood.  In addition, in 2010, a significantly sized, and very hot, forest fire burned out the center of … Read More

HR 1349 Passes Out of Committee
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Now that HR 1349 has passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources, the bill could be put before a “floor vote” in the House of Representatives at any time. When, or in what form, the bill might be voted upon is unknown. Give the speed and relative stealth by which this bill recently moved through committee, however, BCHA … Read More

BCHA Education Foundation Offers Grants for 2018
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The Back Country Horsemen Education Foundation of America directors are pleased to announce that funds are available for 2018 grant requests. These funds are from individual donations made directly to the Foundation; funds from auctions and raffle of donated items (including Peg Greiwe’s popular quilts) at the BCHA National Board Meeting and 30% of the donations made to the BCHA … Read More

BCHA 2017 Packing Skills Scholarship Winner
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In mid-June every year Mack and Connie Long of Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters host a handful of eager students for what is known as the packing skills class. The class is a five day trip into the historic Bob Marshall Wilderness complex to teach new comers to packing the ropes- literally. This past year I was fortunate enough to earn … Read More

BCHA Elections 2017
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  Election results from the 2017 Convention were Chairman – Freddy Dunn -Utah Vice Chair – Darryl Wallace – Washington Treasure – Sherry Copeland – Missouri Executive Board – Yvette Rollins – Indiana Executive Board – Rebecca Krueger – Missouri  

2017 Winner of the Double Diamond Award
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2017 Double Diamond Award Territorial Riders BCH of Oregon City, Oregon Eleven nominations for the Double Diamond Award were received. In reviewing the nominations, it was clear all the chapters that submitted nominations undertook very worthwhile projects. It was difficult for the committee to choose which nomination was most worthy of the award. After the scoring was completed, the Elk … Read More

National Forest System Trail Stewardship Grants: Available for 2017
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As a result of BCHA’s recent collaborative efforts with national partners, The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance announced this week the creation of a new trails granting program. “National Forest Trail Stewardship Grants” are supported by the U.S. Forest Service and are intended to address the trail maintenance backlog on National Forest System trails. Current nonprofit organizations (e.g., 501 (c)(3), 501 … Read More

BLM Gives Thanks to Steens BCH of Oregon Volunteers
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Each year in the Burns District in Oregon of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), volunteers give thousands of hours of service to your local public lands. Yes, thousands of hours dedicated to Harney County Oregon! Volunteers offer their time and skills to restore habitats, build and maintain trails, preserve historic structures, provide services to visitors, and much more. Check … Read More

Gravel Bags Rock – Buffalo National River BCHA
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First comes a need. Then an inspiration. Followed by a little ingenuity and a lot of work. And, voila, a problem is solved and a need is met. While that’s the formula upon which whole civilizations are built, members of the Buffalo River Chapter BCHA had something a little more elemental in mind. After receiving a significant grant from the … Read More

Summer 2017 WSP Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted
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Does your organization do wilderness stewardship? Do you partner with the Forest Service? Do you know what “WSP” stands for? If you can answer yes to these three questions than the NWSA Wilderness Stewardship Performance Grants for Summer 2017 may be your ticket to additional funding. Wilderness Stewardship Performance (WSP) will guide much of the work that the Forest Service … Read More

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