Welcome

to Wyoming Back Country Horsemen

   
   

State Rendezvous

Date:  July 25-27, 2014

Location:  Canyon Creek in the Bighorn Mountains

   

 

   

WBCH State Meeting

November 8, 2014 - 9:00 am

Days Inn - Thermopolis

   

 

   

BCHA Nat'l. Board Mtg.

April 2015

Sacramento, CA

   

 

Wyoming Back Country Horsemen of America

 

Wyoming Back Country Horsemen of America is a non-profit organization presently made up of seven chapters spread across our great state.  These chapters work with public agencies in their chapter areas and have developed relationships to assist these agencies in making decisions for the good of recreational stock users.

History of WBCH

The idea of Back Country Horsemen of America was originated by concerned horse users in Montana after the passage of The Wilderness Act in 1964. The first club was formed there in 1973.  The BCHA movement spread and in 1979 a number of Montana and Idaho clubs formed the Back Country Horsemen of America.  Currently there are approximately 150 local chapters with a membership of over 14,000 nationwide.

 

In 1989, the Wind River BCHA of the Riverton-Lander area was organized as the first chapter in Wyoming.  Since that time, chapters have been formed statewide with a current membership of over 400 individuals.  The Wyoming BCHA was formed in 1993.

 

Since 1996, the Wyoming Back Country Horsemen of America have contributed over $588,820 in volunteer labor on trails, at trailheads, and in educational roles.

Membership

Membership in Wyoming BCHA is open to anyone who shares the common interest of recreational horse/mule use in the back country.  The organization is family oriented.  Participation in chapter activities by young people needs to be a primary goal.  Regular monthly meetings are recommended to conduct chapter education and business.

Membership dues are set by the local chapter.  Yearly dues range from $15.00 to $30.00.  The State and National Back Country Horsemen of America are supported by a portion of these dues.  Participation is strictly voluntary.  There are no paid officers - even at the national level.

Support

We realize that if we do not do something now to protect our right to use the Back Country, our children and grandchildren will never be able to enjoy what we treasure today.  Support can be provided in many ways.

  • Working on trail maintenance crews.
  • Being an active member at meetings.
  • Serving as a chapter, state, or national officer.
  • Working on educational programs.
  • Building membership - local and national.
  • Writing letters supporting land uses.

Whatever your reason, your help is needed.  Please contact the chapter in your area, attend a meeting, and see what we're all about.

Local Chapters

  • Cloud Peak - Buffalo, Sheridan, Gillette
  • Mountain Man - Pinedale
  • Pathfinder -  Casper, Douglas, Gillette
  • Shoshone - Cody, Powell, Lovell
  • Teton - Jackson
  • Wind River - Lander, Riverton, Dubois, Shoshoni