BCHA Holds Annual Meeting
The 2016 annual meeting of the Back Country Horsemen of America brought together representatives from the 30 member states, and the four states that were added this year: Alaska; Iowa; Minnesota; and North Dakota. Back Country Horsemen of Nevada organized the four-day gathering.
The BCHA is a national, 40-year-old organization with more than 130,000 members from coast-to-coast who protect the right to ride horses on public land. Members work hand-in-hand with the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and state park agencies.
Last year, BCHA members volunteered more than 300,000 volunteer hours to maintain trails, an in-kind value of $11 million. Members regularly share their knowledge and skills with youth, so they can enjoy the horses and the countryside safely and responsibly.
For more information, and to connect with others, contact Erica Fearn, (860) 586-7540; [email protected]
— Linda Meyer for BCHA