Back Country Horsemen of America®

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2016 Winner of the Double Diamond Award

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The winner of the 2016 Double Diamond Award is the Mid-Valley Back Country Horsemen of California. They appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade and many others through out the state to spread the word about “leave no trace” and “gentle use” principles and to educate the public about the tremendous work performed by the many Back Country Horsemen chapters in keeping trails … 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

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

Buffalo National River BCHA Centennial Ride and Clean-up 2016

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A year of planning, months of scouting and grooming trails, and 11 days and 133 miles of camping and riding on the Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas. Those are the stats, but the numbers don’t begin to tell the story of what members of the Buffalo River BCHA are calling their trip of a lifetime. Plans for the Buffalo … Read More

BCHA Celebrates National Park Service Centennial

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Here is the BCHA Ad placed in the USA Today Special Edition Your National Parks Guide. “Spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties…” These words cause even the most restrained American to choke up. They describe our America, the America we cherish, the America founded on the backs of horses. Back Country Horsemen of America strives every day … Read More

BCHA Announces the Packing and Wilderness Skills Young Adult Scholarship Winner

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BCHA and Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters in Montana are excited to announce Madeline Baker of Post Falls, Idaho as the recipient of this year’s scholarship. Madeline was selected from a field of 30 excellent applicants. While it was challenging for the Education Committee of the BCHA to narrow down the applicants, Madeline demonstrated the interest and dedication that BCHA was … Read More

BCH of Washington Surpasses Project Goals

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Back Country Horsemen of America makes huge strides every year in their effort to keep trails open for horse use. One secret to their success is their habit of doing more than the job requires. If they’re fixing a trail tread, they’ll pick up the litter they find along the way. If they’re installing a bridge, they’ll trim that low-hanging … Read More

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