BCHA News

Newsletter, Summer of 2017 Issue
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Click here to Open the Summer 2017 Newsletter Inside This Issue Public Lands Report 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 Highlights from the National Board Meeting 4-5 BCHA Legacy Award 6 Understanding Planned Giving 7 Student Packers 7

BCHA 2016 Volunteer Hours
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In 2016, Back Country Horsemen of America from 31 different states logged over 341,502 volunteer hours with just over 13.4 million dollars worth of volunteer value. In the process, 11,461 stock were used and volunteers traveled over 1.9 million miles. That adds up to an amazing 4,773,583 hours donated over the last 21 years, for a total donated value of $139,805,692. As … Read More

BCHA Elections 2017
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  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  

Take Action! – Voice Your Opposition to H.R. 1349
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Uphold the Integrity of the Wilderness Act Voice Your Opposition to H.R. 1349 Mountain bikes in designated Wilderness? For over 50 years it’s been prohibited by the landmark Wilderness Act. But a new group, the Sustainable Trails Coalition (STC), intends to change that. The STC’s president proclaimed that legalizing mountain bikes in wilderness is inevitable. We need your help to … Read More

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

Newsletter, Spring of 2017 Issue
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Click here to Open the Spring 2017 Newsletter Inside This Issue From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 Federal Public Lands Under Assault: What’s at Stake? 4 Message from the Executive Director 6 BCHA 2017 Convention 8 State Articles 10-11 The Catch Pen 11 Keeping Paradise Possible 12

National Forest System Trail Stewardship Grants: Available for 2017
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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

BLM Gives Thanks to Steens BCH of Oregon Volunteers
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Each year in the Burns District in Oregon of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), volunteers give thousands of hours of service to your local public lands. Yes, thousands of hours dedicated to Harney County Oregon! Volunteers offer their time and skills to restore habitats, build and maintain trails, preserve historic structures, provide services to visitors, and much more. Check … Read More

Gravel Bags Rock – Buffalo National River BCHA
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First comes a need. Then an inspiration. Followed by a little ingenuity and a lot of work. And, voila, a problem is solved and a need is met. While that’s the formula upon which whole civilizations are built, members of the Buffalo River Chapter BCHA had something a little more elemental in mind. After receiving a significant grant from the … Read More

Summer 2017 WSP Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted
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Does your organization do wilderness stewardship? Do you partner with the Forest Service? Do you know what “WSP” stands for? If you can answer yes to these three questions than the NWSA Wilderness Stewardship Performance Grants for Summer 2017 may be your ticket to additional funding. Wilderness Stewardship Performance (WSP) will guide much of the work that the Forest Service … Read More

Newsletter, Winter of 2017 Issue
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Click here to Open the Winter 2017 Newsletter Inside This Issue Double Diamond Award Application 2 Public Lands and Recreation Report 2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 The Catch Pen 4-9 Message from the Executive Director 6-7 General Interest 10-12

BCH of California Takes the Lead with Leave No Trace Stock Use Education
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“Tools to Make Better Choices” Leave No Trace Master Educator Program After years in the planning and training phases, Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHC) is being nationally recognized for our leadership in Leave No Trace education of stock use.  As we preserve our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of California also embrace and promote … Read More

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