BCHA Signs 5-Year Agreement with National Park Service
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Pictured are Ken Ausk, Founder of BCHA, Reggie Chapple, NPS Chief of Partnerships, your Chairman Jim McGarvey, Phyllis Ausk, Founding Member of BCHA, and Alan Hill, Past Chairman BCHA and Executive Committee Member BCHA’s Chairman Jim McGarvey signs a 5-year general agreement with the National Park Service last month in Washington DC. The agreement encourages national parks throughout the nation … 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 Utah Southwest Chapter Celibrates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
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In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, BLM-Utah’s intrepid adventure crew recently set out on a unique backpacking trip into Red Mountain Wilderness in Southwestern Utah. Supported by the Back Country Horsemen of Utah Southwest Chapter and the Snow Canyon State Park Trail Rides, the group sought to gain vital perspective and knowledge, interviewing a broad range … 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

Back Country Horsemen help Girl Scouts Earn Merit Badges
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Back Country Horsemen of America protects our right to ride horses on public lands through a wide range of projects across the nation. Some of their favorites include passing on their hard-earned equestrian and wilderness skills to others, especially young people. BCH folks understand that our children will continue our quest to keep trails open for horse use while practicing … Read More

2013 Volunteer Hours Report & Double Diamond Award Recipient
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The BCHA Volunteer Hours committee reports the total value of the volunteer effort reported in 2013 was $13,972,949.71 and the Harney Lookout Tower Preservation Project supported by Black Hills BCH was selected as this years recipient of the Double Diamond Award. The other finalists for the Double Diamond Award were the, Mesa Verde BCH (Colorado), Four Corners BCH (Colorado), San … Read More

Notch Mountain Trail – Mirror Lake, Utah
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Through the use of a State of Utah, RTP grant, the Heber-Kamas Ranger District has made significant improvements to the Notch Mountain Trail in the first year of the multi-year grant. This trail is one of the most popular trails within the state of Utah. It is not uncommon to see over 1,000 people a day on the lower sections … Read More

BCHA Teach Trail Clearing Skills to Boy Scouts
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Back Country Horsemen of America strives to preserve our heritage of traveling by horseback across our nation’s stunning landscape. When this generation has passed, today’s youth will take up the reins of that objective. BCHA recognizes how important it is to teach young people how to enjoy the land while also caring for it. They take every opportunity to include … Read More

BCHA Volunteer in their Local Communities
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Back Country Horsemen of America is known for protecting our right to ride horses on public lands and for donating millions of dollars of volunteer value each year towards maintaining trails, but their hard work doesn’t end there. These horsemen and horsewomen see themselves as an integral part of their communities and they enjoy using their unique skills to benefit … Read More

BCHA Receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award
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As the leading organization in our battle to preserve our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America knows the fight is futile unless there are trails to ride. That’s why they spend thousands of hours each year cleaning, maintaining, and building trails on public lands across the country. Recently, the Pecos Chapter of the New … Read More

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