About Us - Pierce County Back Country Horsemen of Washington
Our Pierce County Back Country Horsemen volunteers spend quality time working with friends and family members and maintaining trails on public lands. We donate our trail work efforts to local and federal land managing agencies. Since 1995, BCHA members contributed a value equal to $139.86 million in volunteer hours all across America.
We invest in active participation by young leaders in the wise and sustainable use of wilderness and back country resources. We coordinate with conservation corps and youth groups, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management to ensure tomorrow's leaders have outdoor and wilderness experiences. As youth groups work with us and our partners, they learn about themselves and about stewardship of our most treasured resources. BCHA, its youth partners, and other volunteers leverage funds many times over in delivering projects to clear and maintain trails.
Are you a hiker, biker, or horseback rider who gets out and enjoys trails? We do much of the work that goes unseen to clear and preserve the safety and continued enjoyment of your outdoor experience. Much of our work involvea both "horsepower" and human power. The majority of our pack trips with horses, mules and ATVs assist trail crews get food, camping gear, and trail maintenance equipment into areas where larger and heavier four-wheeled vehicles cannot go. We help two-footed trail workers get more done by packing in what they need. Please, join us if you can.
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.
To oppose unjustified restrictions on, and closure to stock use on public lands
To work toward the perpetuation of the legal and moral claim by American people to use horses and mules for recreation on public lands.
To unite horsemen as a viable contracting group to work with governmental and public agencies to achieve the goals and objectives of the corporation as stated in its Articles of Incorporation.
To educate and inform horsemen and others interested in or affected by the policies and programs of the corporation about the impact of stock use on back country lands, especially the fragile areas.
A.) To minimize or prevent irreparable damage to such areas.
B.) To encourage responsible citizen involvement in governmental actions affecting such public lands.
C.) To demonstrate that horsemen are citizens concerned about protecting the environment as well as sustaining economic equilibrium for the community and the country.
If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please send us a note in the easy to use form below, or call 253-307-5358.
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