Back Country Horsemen of Washington Partners on Pacific Crest Trail Reconstruction

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Back Country Horsemen of America highly values our wild lands and our right to enjoy them by horseback. Protecting the wilderness from unnecessary damage is imperative to keeping it pristine. But that creates unique challenges that can prevent proper maintenance of trails, bridges, shelters, and other amenities that allow us to recreate there. US Forest Service wilderness regulations prohibit the … Read More

BCHA Works to Benefit All Trail Users

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Jeanne Newman and Gordon Hirschi re-establishing Home Mountain Trail for BLM Vernal Office in Brown’s Park Back Country Horsemen of America protects our right to ride horses on public lands in a wide variety of ways across the country. They believe in putting a priority on the things that really matter, such as making our beautiful landscape accessible to all … Read More

BCH of California Clears Storm Damage in the Sierra Mountains

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The folks at Back Country Horsemen of America feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful country, and are dedicated to protecting our right to travel this stunning landscape by horseback, as our ancestors did. An important part of that goal is the down and dirty labor required to re-open trails and access roads after storms of rain, snow, … Read More

H.R. 845 – The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

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The United States Forest Service manages 158,000 miles of trails that provide a wide array of recreational opportunities and access to America’s National Forests. These trails provide world class opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. National Forest trails provide opportunities for all Americans to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Further, … Read More

Groups rally behind National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

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New legislation calls for improved investments in National Forest Trail System Contacts: Paul Spitler, The Wilderness Society (202) 360-1912 Jim McGarvey, Chairman of Back Country Horsemen of America (706) 669-1015 Ben Pendergrass, American Horse Council (202) 296-4031 WASHINGTON (February 10, 2015) – Outdoor recreation and conservation groups including the Backcountry Horsemen of America, The Wilderness Society, the American Horse Council, … Read More

BCH of Kansas Saves Honeybee Hive

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Back Country Horsemen of America preserves our right to ride horses on public lands, and seeks to inspire respect and appreciation for the wild lands that are fast disappearing. Those untouched landscapes and everything in them are a valuable resource, even the insects. Honeybees are responsible for the pollination of around a third of our country’s crop varieties, such as … Read More

BCH of California Takes the Lead in Leave No Trace Stock Use Education

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Back Country Horsemen of California Takes the Lead in Leave No Trace Stock Use Education As they preserve our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America also embrace and promote responsible recreation. The seven Leave No Trace principles are practical guidelines to help all users make better choices to minimize the impact of their presence … Read More

BCHA Invites New Generations to Join Them

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The tradition of traveling long distance through wild lands by horseback is older than our country itself. Back Country Horsemen of America cherishes that heritage and protects our right to carry on that legacy. The participation of younger folks who hold the same passion ensures that the tradition will thrive long into our country’s future. Back Country Horsemen of America … Read More

Mammoth Cave Backcountry Horsemen Adopt Park

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Left to right: Brenda Cecil, President of Mammoth Cave BCH Sarah Craighead, Superintendent of Mammoth Cave Nat. Park Ginny Grulke, President of KY BCH On October 15, 2014, Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead signed an agreement with representatives of the Mammoth Cave Backcountry Horsemen, as a way to improve maintenance of the park’s horse trails. “Our agreement with … Read More

Back Country Horsemen of America Helps Restore Trail after Forest Fire

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Every trail has a history, and Back Country Horsemen of America defends our right to be a part of it from the back of a horse, the way our ancestors were. The Duckabush Trail tells a story of sustained hard work, needless calamity, and the progress that can be accomplished when people from different walks of life work together toward … Read More

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