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The purpose of this organization shall be:
1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
2. To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
3. To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
5. To foster and encourage the formation of new state Back Country Horsemen's organizations.
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The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) is published in January, April, July, and October. It contains a list of proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. It provides information so that you can become aware of and indicate your interest in specific proposals. We encourage your early and ongoing involvement in any proposals of interest to you.
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It was the original assumption that Back Country Horsemen would be a different type of organization, not the usual special interest one, normally operating as a protest group. It was felt that a service organization, doing work in the back country, would lend credibility to the group when it became involved in criticisms of agency management.
It was also recognized that some of the complaints against back country horse use were justified. Consequently, it was determined that an educational program should be a fundamental principle of the group.
So, service and education joined a determination to protect our heritage of back country stock use as composites of the "purpose" printed above. Our name was chosen because it signified an interest in much more than just wilderness. Back Country Horsemen are interested in perpetuating recreational stock use on virtually all public lands.
We try to limit our interests to the stated purpose. Many worthwhile organizations already exist to provide action programs in other fields, so anyone interested in those has adequate opportunities to become active.
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40th Anniversary Membership Directory
With the blessing of the Executive Committee, BCHA entered into an agreement with Harris Connect. Along with school yearbooks, they produce beautiful member and commemorative publications. In 2007 Harris Connect produced a member directory for BCHA that was well received. The 2007 book had Don Saner (our current treasurer) and his wife, Karen, on the cover. This time they will produce a commemorative book for our 40th anniversary. Photos, stories, and other useful or archival information will be in the book. There is no cost to BCHA. When complete, the book will be available to members for a modest sum. You’ll receive a postcard with a toll-free number to call to update your information. This book will be a keepsake and treasure trove of 40 years of BCHA.
2013 BCHA National Board Meeting, Rapid City SD
Pack Clinic is April 22nd
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National Board Meeting is April 24-27, 2013