BCHO Seeks Marketing and Communications Intern

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Back Country Horsemen of Oregon is a group of local men and women dedicated to the preservation of our right to the common sense use and enjoyment of pack and saddle stock in Oregon’s wilderness and backcountry, We are a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on ensuring public lands throughout Oregon … Read More

Non-equestrians Occupying Horse Camping Sites Survey

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Update The survey is now closed. It ran from Jan. 14th, 2019 to Feb. 15th, 2020. We had over 3,400 responded to our questions. We want to thank everyone who participated in our survey. Please feel free to use the report as you need. For questions please email survey@bcho.org. Both … Read More

Share The Trail Program

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In cooperation with the US Forest Service, Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA),Oregon Equestrian Trails (OET), Back Country Horsemen of Oregon (BCHO), and the Sisters Trail Alliance have created a new program to help educate all users of our public trails state wide. The new program is called “Share the Trail” … Read More

2017 Winner of the BCHA Double Diamond Award

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2017 BCHA Double Diamond Award Winner Territorial Riders BCH of Oregon City, Oregon Eleven nominations for the Double Diamond Award were received. In reviewing the nominations, it was clear all the chapters that submitted nominations undertook very worthwhile projects. It was difficult for the committee to choose which nomination was … Read More

Territorial Riders Elk Lake Creek Trail Restoration RTP Grant Project

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by Tim Lagasse – Please contact me with any questions –  territorialriders@bcho.org The Mt. Hood National Forest has some steep and rugged country, and Bull of the Woods Wilderness is probably some of the most rugged and isolated country in the Mt. Hood.  In addition, in 2010, a significantly sized, … Read More

BLM Gives Thanks to Steens BCH Volunteers

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Each year in the Burns District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), volunteers give thousands of hours of service to your local public lands. Yes, thousands of hours dedicated to Harney County! Volunteers offer their time and skills to restore habitats, build and maintain trails, preserve historic structures, provide … Read More

A Few Questions on Power Saw Use in the Wilderness

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What does it take for the Forest Service change their ingrained culture of disdain for the use of power saws for wilderness trail maintenance? Hands of Forest Service employees for wilderness trail maintenance has been allowed repeatedly. Powered rock drills and portable generators are permissible. Power saw use in the … Read More

Metolius-Windigo Trail is designated an Oregon Scenic Trail

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Central Oregon Oregon Equestrian Trails and East Cascades Back Country Horsemen (ECBCH) are very pleased to announce that the Metolius-Windigo Trail has been awarded the designation as an official Oregon Scenic Trail. OET has been working on obtaining this designation for the past two years, and it’s great to see our … Read More

Territorial Riders Annual Poker Ride was a Resounding Success

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The Territorial Riders Annual Poker Ride last Sunday (July 6th) was a resounding success. We had over 160 riders take part in the fundraiser out at the Horning Seed Orchard, 27004 S Sheckley Rd., Colton, OR 97017. The ride took  place on the Horning Seed Orchard and the surrounding BLM land. A … Read More

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

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Back Country Horsemen of Oregon Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary of the American Wilderness Act. Each chapter is planning Work-parties and Events through out the year to help celebrate the 50 Year Anniversary of the American Wilderness Act. For more details on how you can get involved visit Celebrating 50 Years of American … Read More

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