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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

Buffalo River BCH Arkansas Second Annual Kids Camp 2015

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Buffalo River BCH Arkansas Puts on the second annual  2015 Kids Camp! The Buffalo River Back Country Horsemen celebrated their second annual Kids’Camping Weekend at the Woolum horse camp near St. Joe on June 26-28. Even more activities than last year were planned for the young equestrians. Among the exercises in horsemanship and agility were races to the end of … Read More

BCHA Donated $14.4 Million in Volunteer Value in 2014

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Back Country Horsemen of America Donated $14.4 Million in Volunteer Value Last Year Back Country Horsemen of America protects our right to ride horses on public lands, cherishing America’s heritage of traveling this landscape as our ancestors did. That’s not just a conviction; it’s a way of life. For over four decades, Back Country Horsemen have volunteered their time, skill, … Read More

BCHA continues to operate under a five-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with the U.S. Forest Service

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Do you have a service project you would like to accomplish on a nearby national forest? BCHA continues to operate under a five-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with the U.S. Forest Service related to trail maintenance and public education and outreach. We recommend you share a copy of the MOU with your local forest, this is not a very good … Read More

Back Country Horsemen of Washington Partners on Pacific Crest Trail Reconstruction

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Back Country Horsemen of America highly values our wild lands and our right to enjoy them by horseback. Protecting the wilderness from unnecessary damage is imperative to keeping it pristine. But that creates unique challenges that can prevent proper maintenance of trails, bridges, shelters, and other amenities that allow us to recreate there. US Forest Service wilderness regulations prohibit the … Read More

2014 Winner of the Double Diamond Award

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The winner of the 2014 Double Diamond Award is the Beartooth Back Country Horsemen (BBCH)  of Montana. The Beartooth Back Country Horsemen of Montana (BBCH) members  won the the award for their efforts by spearheading the largest coalition of volunteers and government ever to open the Ernie Strum Trail––a trail to Lily Pad and Crater Lakes in Montana. Here is the full paper presented at the … Read More

BCHA Works to Benefit All Trail Users

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Jeanne Newman and Gordon Hirschi re-establishing Home Mountain Trail for BLM Vernal Office in Brown’s Park Back Country Horsemen of America protects our right to ride horses on public lands in a wide variety of ways across the country. They believe in putting a priority on the things that really matter, such as making our beautiful landscape accessible to all … Read More

BCH of California Clears Storm Damage in the Sierra Mountains

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The folks at Back Country Horsemen of America feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful country, and are dedicated to protecting our right to travel this stunning landscape by horseback, as our ancestors did. An important part of that goal is the down and dirty labor required to re-open trails and access roads after storms of rain, snow, … Read More

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