Mother Load Unit Earns 2018 Double Diamond Award

2018 Double Diamond Award Pony Express trail Project Pony Express Trail Project Earns MLU the 2018 Double Diamond Award by Lucy Badenhoop 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, so BCHC-MLU partnered with the US Forest Service (Eldorado National Forest) and the California Division of the National Pony Express Association to restore 47 miles of alpine … Read More

Untrammeled – Youth first time in Wilderness

Untrammeled, a film produced in 2014, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and examines the transformative power of wilderness on youth and the importance of getting young people into the backcountry. The focus of the film is youth speaking to youth about wilderness – and the passing of the baton to the next generation. High school youth from … Read More

Spring Newsletter 2019

Click here to Open the Spring News letter 2019 Inside this Issue Public Lands Report 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 When The Wind Blows 4 Advocate-Educate-Populate 5 BCH of Missouri Trail’s End Receives Award 6 Changes to BCHA Public Lands Committee 6 Legacy Fund Off to a Roaring Start 7 Tips to Makes Expos a Better Place to Gain … Read More

Territorial Riders BCHO Elk Lake Creek Trail Restoration RTP Grant Project

by Tim Lagasse – Please contact me with any questions – 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

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

Grants Committee offers grants for 2019

Back Country Horsemen Grants Committee Select either: BCHA on-line Grant Request Form (recommended, sent by email)  or  download & print the BCHA Grant Request Form to send by mail. We have recently created a Grants committee. The committee is a standing committee that will disseminate grants to states and chapters. Members of this committee include: Karen Saner (WY) Chairman, Jacque Alexander (AR) Recorder, … Read More

BCHA 2017 Packing Skills Scholarship Winner

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

  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

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

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