BCHA Holds An­nual Meet­ing

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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

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