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BCHA Gets the Job Done with Low Impact on the Land

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Back Country Horsemen of America cherishes our wild lands and they make sure that everything they do has the lowest impact possible on the land and the environment. That’s one reason they love horses and mules. Horse power is irreplaceable in the many public lands where motorized use is prohibited, such as the Bass Lake area in the Sierra National … Read More

BCHA Announces 2012 Legacy Award Winner

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Back Country Horsemen of America leads the nationwide effort to preserve trails for horse use, not only for today’s equestrians, but also for tomorrow’s. They seek to leave an inheritance to future generations; a legacy of responsible enjoyment of America’s wild lands the way our forefathers did: by horseback. With that goal in mind, Back Country Horsemen of America selects … Read More

BCHA Announces 2012 Double Diamond Award Winners

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The name “Back Country Horsemen” carries weight. They are some of the most highly respected horse folks in the US. That’s not surprising. Since 1973, they’ve been keeping trails open for horse use in a variety of ways, such as attending public land planning meetings, talking with legislators, working with governing agencies, and putting grunt labor to work maintaining trails. … Read More

BCHA 2012 Volunteer Value is the Highest in its History

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As the leader in protecting our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America is proud of their record of service. For 40 years, they have volunteered their time, skill, and resources towards keeping trails open to horse use and promoting responsible recreation in a myriad of ways. BCHA commends its members across the nation who … Read More

BCHA Volunteer in their Local Communities

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Back Country Horsemen of America is known for protecting our right to ride horses on public lands and for donating millions of dollars of volunteer value each year towards maintaining trails, but their hard work doesn’t end there. These horsemen and horsewomen see themselves as an integral part of their communities and they enjoy using their unique skills to benefit … Read More

BCH of Washington Clear Downed Trees in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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No matter how often we maintain our trails, they are subject to the whims of Mother Nature. The hard working folks of Back Country Horsemen of America are always ready to work together to clean up the messes Mother sometimes makes. If you live and ride in Washington State, you probably remember the late spring windstorms of 2011 that left … Read More

BCHA Receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

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As the leading organization in our battle to preserve our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America knows the fight is futile unless there are trails to ride. That’s why they spend thousands of hours each year cleaning, maintaining, and building trails on public lands across the country. Recently, the Pecos Chapter of the New … Read More

2011 Winner of the Double Diamond Award

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Congratulations to the winner of the 2011 Double Diamond Award John Burns of BCH Idaho Salmon River Chapter Camp Discovery at Heritage Days in conjunction with the Sacajawea Center in Salmon, ID John Burns worked with the Sacajawea Center to create the first ever Heritage Days. The purpose of the two-day event was to inform and demonstrate living in the … Read More

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