BCHA Responds to BLM, NPS & USFWS on e-Bike Rules

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BCHA’s Formal Public Comments on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Proposed Rule to Increase Recreational Opportunities Through the Use of Electric Bikes (e-Bikes) June 5, 2020—BCHA submitted a public comment letter that voiced strong opposition to elements of the BLM Proposed Rule (i.e., policy change) that would, if adopted, superimpose e-Bike use—a motorized form of travel—on non-motorized trails used … Read More

2018 Winner of the Double Diamond Award

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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

Prevent Electric Bikes on Non-Motorized Trails

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Secretary of Interior Declares: A Motor is Not a Motor. On August 29th, 2019, the Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) issued Secretarial Order 3376, titled “Increasing Recreational Opportunities through the use of Electric Bikes.” The Order applies to all DOI agencies (National Park Service, BLM, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service). Essentially, it orders the agencies to adopt policies … Read More

BCHA, BCH California and Others Demand the Tahoe National Forest Rescind its Decision to Allow Motorized Electric Bikes on Non-Motorized Trails

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The Wilderness Society, Gold Country Trails Council, Back Country Horsemen of America, Backcountry Horsemen of California, along with its Mother Lode Unit, and Forest Issues Group request that the Tahoe National Forest immediately withdraw its decision to permit Class 1 electric mountain bikes (EMTBs) on non-motorized trails and remove the approximately 132 miles of trails closed to motor vehicle use … Read More

Mother Load Unit (BCHC) Earns 2018 Double Diamond Award

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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

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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

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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

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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

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