�?lt;!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> Wyoming Back Country Horsemen - About

Welcome

to Wyoming Back Country Horsemen

   

 

   

State Rendezvous

August 5-7, 2016

Turpin Meadows, Jackson, WY

   

 

   

WBCH State Meeting

April 9, 2016 - 10:00 am

Thermopolis - Days Inn

   

 

   

BCHA Nat'l. Board Mtg.

April 21-23, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

   

 

Wyoming Back Country Horsemen

 


WBCH Constitution and By-Laws

 

WBCH State Board / Chapter Guideline Manual

 

BCHA National Constitution

 

About Us

Wyoming Back Country Horsemen of America is a non-profit organization presently made up of eight 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.  Wyoming Back Country Horsemen is dedicated to conserving Wyoming public lands and protecting stock user's historic right to use back country trails and forage areas.

 

History

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 through educational programs.

 

Our Mission

  • To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness lands.
  • To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
  • To assist the agencies responsible for the management of public lands in meeting their goals.
  • To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise and sustaining use of the back country resources by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage and "Leave No Trace" principles.
  • To foster and encourage the formation of new state Back Country Horsemen organizations.

State Meetings

The Wyoming BCH has a statewide meeting 4 times a year.

 

Wyoming Back Country Horsemen of America

c/o Bill Hackney

11870 W. Zero Rd.

Casper, WY  82604-9615

(307) 251-0084

(307) 265-8957