BCHA News

Newsletter, Fall of 2015 Issue

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Click here to Open the Fall 2015 Newsletter Inside This Issue From the Executive Director’s Desk 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 From the Secretary’s Desk 3 BCH Foundation Grants 4,5 The Catch Pen 6-7 Tales of the Trails 8,9 NextGen BCHA (Youth) 10

Please Join BCHA and take The SHIFT Pledge

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The Principles for Advancing Outdoor Recreation and Conservation provide a unified framework for natural allies like us to reduce internal conflict and increase success in the protection of our public lands, waters and wildlife. We’re using them as the starting point in our conversation on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9:15 a.m. during The SHIFT Summit. To support the Principles, we’ve developed The SHIFT Pledge: … Read More

Big South Fork BCH holds Annual Fundraiser to Help the Park Service Maintain Trails

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Some of the Big South Fork BCH members standing on the new Zenith Crossing. On September 12th the Back Country Horsemen of the Big South Fork held their annual fundraiser at Zenith Stables, where the group raised over $1,500.00, to continue their work of helping the Park Service maintain the trails in the Big South Fork. It all started with … Read More

BCH of Utah Chapter Receives Power of Service Award

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Back Country Horsemen of America leads our quest to protect our right to ride horses on public lands with a lifestyle of volunteerism. Across the country, on any given day, Back Country Horsemen are donating their time, effort, skill, and resources to trail maintenance, responsible recreation education, community outreach, being our voice in public lands planning meetings, and so much … Read More

BCHA is Joining the National Park Service to Celebrate their 100th Anniversary

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BCHA is joining the National Park Service and other partners to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System, which was established on August 25, 1916. Our national parks and monuments celebrate the history and character of our nation. They include a long and colorful history of pack and saddle stock use that persists to the present day. National … Read More

Arkansas BCH Cowgirls Take their Pack Trip Purchased at Last Years Crowdfunding Campaign

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Heading home after a most successful pack trip in the Emigrant Wilderness of the Stanislaus National Forest in California–trail boss Dennis Serpa riding Poppy and leading 3 other mules, Theis Thoming riding his Arab Jess, Jacque Alexander riding Johnny the Mule, Lee Owning riding Sato and pulling 3 mules, Karen Lopes riding her quarter horse Junior and leading Dolly, and … Read More

Remembering BCHC Sierra Freepackers member John Glenn

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John Glenn, Denise & Robby Robinson, it took three days to cut this log and get it moved off the trail. John Glenn 1940-2015 Back Country Horsemen of California, the U.S. Forest Service and the world lost a dedicated, talented, wonderful volunteer, father and grandfather on August 6, 2015. John Glenn died from injuries he incurred from a freak accident. It’s … Read More

BCHA Maintains and Repairs Multi-Use Trails

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Back Country Horsemen of America values our nation’s beautiful landscape and works hard to protect our right to enjoy these lands by horseback. They also believe in being good stewards of this limited natural resource by practicing sound outdoor ethics, participating in trail maintenance, and sharing the trails with other users. To this end, BCH folks forge strong relationships with … Read More

BCHC Sierra Freepackers head to Granite Creek

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As a recipient of one of the $1000.00 BCHA Grants, fifteen members of the Sierra Freepackers headed to Granite Creek on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Our original plan was to pack in to 77 Corral and start on the removal of the stock fence per the Forest Service request. After the Forest Service looked at usage of the area and that … Read More

BCHW Bar B Q Flats Project

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How long does it take to tear down and replace a 1000 foot fence?  Two days – if you have 30 Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) volunteers, a tractor with a backhoe, two tractors with frontend loaders, two quads with trailers plus every tool imaginable to dig post holes in rocky terrain. Bar B Q Flats, a pine forest … Read More

Newsletter, Summer of 2015 Issue

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Click here to Open the Summer 2015 Newsletter Inside This Issue From the Secretary’s Desk 2 Tales of the Trails 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 National Reports 4,5 The Catch Pen 5, 6-7, 12 Reporting from Mariposa County 8,9 From the Executive Director’s Desk 11 The Trails Forever Fund 11 NextGen BCHA 12

The Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Summary: Congress must fully fund and permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF remains the premier federal program to conserve our nation’s land, water, historic, and recreation heritage. Yet, the LWCF will expire on September 30th, 2018, unless Congress acts immediately. Download Printable Version of this document. The LWCF’s 50-Year Track Record of Enhancing Recreation and Conservation1 The … Read More

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