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Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:38

A Gentle Reminder About Upcoming Programs...

There has been lots of new content loaded onto this website in the past few weeks. So,... in case you missed some of our important announcements, we'd like to remind you that you can simply scroll down through the "In The Spotlight" home page features to get the scoop on whats news in the back country horse community! Of particular interest, please note: Education Grant Opportunities for All BCHBC Chapters. BC Trail Guide - Photos wanted. Back Country Horsemen of Washington: Leave No Trace 'Train the Trainer' Program A Reminder to all Chapter chairs and members: Chapter reports and items for the Provincial Newsletter are due by February 29, 2012. Members are also welcome to submit stories, photos, and links to favorite videos and news stories. Email your news to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunday, 05 February 2012 22:10

Northwest Chapter is 'In the News!'

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

'Leave No Trace' Train the Trainer Program

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

A Busy Winter in Aldergrove

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…
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