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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

2017 National Board Meeting Report
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The 2017 BCHA convention was held in Great Falls, Montana this year on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Prior to this year’s convention, on Tuesday April 18th and 19th, there was an offering for BCHA members to obtain chain saw certification at the B bucking & limbing and C bucking & limbing levels. Twelve BCHA members certified, ten @ the … 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  

2016 Winner of the Double Diamond Award
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The winner of the 2016 Double Diamond Award is the Mid-Valley Back Country Horsemen of California. They appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade and many others through out the state to spread the word about “leave no trace” and “gentle use” principles and to educate the public about the tremendous work performed by the many Back Country Horsemen chapters in keeping trails … 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

BCH of California Takes the Lead with Leave No Trace Stock Use Education
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“Tools to Make Better Choices” Leave No Trace Master Educator Program After years in the planning and training phases, Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHC) is being nationally recognized for our leadership in Leave No Trace education of stock use.  As we preserve our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of California also embrace and promote … Read More

National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act Signed into Law
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Public Law 114-245: National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, was signed by President Obama on November 28, 2016. We did it! BCHA, our partners and “Trails bill” sponsors have brought national attention to the trail maintenance backlog on our national forests. There is much more work ahead, however, as the agency has yet to enjoy increased funding and capacity to … Read More

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