BCHA News

Grants Committee offers grants for 2019
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Back Country Horsemen Grants Committee Select either: BCHA on-line Grant Request Form (recommended, sent by email)  or  download & print the BCHA Grant Request Form to send by mail. We have recently created a Grants committee. The committee is a standing committee that will disseminate grants to states and chapters. Members of this committee include: Karen Saner (WY) Chairman, Jacque Alexander (AR) Recorder, … Read More

Newsletter, Fall of 2017 Issue
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Click here to Open the Fall 2017 Newsletter Inside This Issue Public Lands Report 1-2 From the Chairman’s Saddle 3 I Ride for the brand 3 Membership recruitment 4 The Trails Forever Fund 5 Catch Pen 6-9,12

Hung-up Tree Awareness
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Here is an older presentation on how to assess a tree the is hang-up, leaning into another tree that may come down on the trail. It discusses complex situations you could be confronted with and what you should safely mitigate the most complex situations there is today when volunteering in your public forest keeping trails open. This helps you to … Read More

Saw Program Myths
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Take the quiz and test your Chain saw knowledge.

Hot weather chain saw starting
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Have you ever had this problem ? here are a few tips that might help

Fuel Geysering
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Fuel Geysering is the forceful expulsion of fuel in vapor and liquid form due to the rapid depressurization of the fuel tank. It is similar to a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion spewing from lid after opening. Fule Geysering has caused burn injuries. To report a event please use this link

BCHA 2017 Packing Skills Scholarship Winner
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In mid-June every year Mack and Connie Long of Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters host a handful of eager students for what is known as the packing skills class. The class is a five day trip into the historic Bob Marshall Wilderness complex to teach new comers to packing the ropes- literally. This past year I was fortunate enough to earn … Read More

Our Public Lands Need Your Help
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BCHA needs your help: Calls to Congress Needed this Week! We have learned that Congress could begin negotiations this week regarding 2018 funding for a number of programs important to horsemen, including the Land and Water Conservation Fund and recreation and trail programs administered by the federal land management agencies. There is much at stake for horsemen and trail users. Congress … Read More

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

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