Sunday, 05 February 2012 22:10
A diverse group of outdoor recreation enthusiasts in northern BC are working together in Smithers to hammer out the province’s first community-driven Summer Recreational Access Management Plan (RAMP). Read this great article which demonstrates how the NW Chapter of Back Country Horsemen is working in collaboration with other trail users to ensure everyone enjoys super natural British Columbia! http://northword.ca/february-2012/this-land-is-your-land
Sunday, 05 February 2012 21:59
Back Country Horsemen of Washington & Back Country Horsemen of BC invite you to take part in the BCHW annual Leave No Trace (LNT) Train the Trainer program. When: May 17 – 20, 2012 Where: Indian Camp Teanaway just outside of CleElum, Washington on I-90 Cost: $90 registration fee. Includes all meals and handouts $30 for DNR(Dept. of Natural Resources) Park pass. Facilities: Wilderness style. No power. Bring Camper or tent. All Stock will be supplied Pre-requisite: LNT Awareness training or a familiarity with LNT that would allow you to teach others about LNT. If you are interested please contact Mary Huntington (604-988-8442) ASAP with your name, email and contact number. Hope to see you there!
Friday, 03 February 2012 21:11
By Sheila Sowerby Sometime last year, Larry Squire and I grudgingly became the representatives for BCHBC, Aldergrove Chapter (grudgingly, because we’re lazy) and went for coffee with Anne Patterson and Dave Eddleston from the Langley Horse Federation. They wanted to talk to us about a trail I knew as the Park to Park Connector. This multi-use trail is officially known as The South Langley Regional Trail and was built in 1995 to connect the parks. It extends east from Campbell Valley Park along quiet country roads and pastoral farm fields, o’er hill and dale until it screeches to a halt at 256th and 8th Ave….3 1/2 km short of it’s destination, Aldergrove Park. Fast forward 6 months, and we are at the Langley Township Hall, January 16th 2012, to ask the newly elected Mayor Froese and his council for a bunch of money to finish the trail. Although this began…
Sunday, 22 January 2012 20:44
As a valued contributor to BC Parks, I would like to invite BCHBC members to help BC Parks develop a province-wide volunteer strategy at upcoming regional workshops. In 2011, BC Parks celebrated its 100th Anniversary, commemorating the establishment of Strathcona Provincial Park in 1911 and celebrating the creation of almost 1000 parks and protected areas since then. This successful celebration would not have been possible without the valuable contributions from volunteers across the province, more than 2500 volunteers participated! To build on this success, BC Parks is developing a volunteer strategy to improve the volunteer experience for our existing and future volunteers. Our goal is to develop a strategy over the next few months and launch it in the upcoming summer season. The workshops will provide you with an opportunity to: Share the work you or your organization has done in support of BC Parks; Contribute to a discussion about…
Friday, 13 January 2012 14:45
Follow the 'hoofsteps' of Kimbal Foord as he rides across Canada to raise awareness of the plight of wild North American mustangs Foord writes: " I will be finishing my cross Canada horse back ride the old cowboy way leaving from Guelph Ontario mid March and doing my darnedest to make it to the Calgary stampede in July. Then I will meet up with Ken McLeod, who has spent a lifetime fighting to have the Canadian Mustangs protected, and has been successful in Saskatchewan. Ken has now turned his attention to Alberta. Once I have met up with Ken we are going to go and try and see some of these Canadian treasures. I will then head to B.C. and after B.C., header for home at a gallop!" To find out more, 'like' his Canadian Long Ride for Mustangs facebook page.