Backcountry Horsemen of California
Eastern Sierra Unit
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About Backcountry Horsemen
Backcountry Horsemen of California is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving backcountry wilderness, protecting stock users' historic use of the wilderness and educating the public about gentle, "Leave No Trace" wilderness use.  

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Committed to helping our members and community  preserve, protect & maintain our  wilderness areas
Objectives and Purpose
of the Backcountry Horsemen of California
from the BCHC Bylaws

To improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams and meadows; to advocate good trail manners.

To promote the conservation and utilization of our backcountry resources in concert with livestock transportation.

To keep the backcountry trails and forage areas open to horsemen on all public lands.

To keep current information before the Corporation membership and its local Units regarding new legislation or management plans related to government regulations of the backcountry.

To support or oppose new proposals, plans and restrictions as related to the interest of horsemen and those persons interested in recreational stock use and enjoying the backcountry.

To promote the interest of people who, due to health or physical factors, need transportation other than by foot on backcountry trails.
To assist in keeping the public informed of the vital need for a clean backcountry.

To promote a working relationship with and keep the work and interests of the Corporation before our local, state and federal officials.

To assist in the formation and continuation of local Units to carry out these purposes.


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Backcountry Horsemen - Eastern Sierra Unit
Photo: Mt. Tom   INYO National Forest by, Jerry Cimino