By Juelie Dalzell, Buckhorn Range and Peninsula Chapters (article published in Trailhead News) National Public Land Day saw eight members of Buckhorn Range Chapter working hard to restore LeBar Horse Camp. This lovely camp had been closed all summer in part due to Covid-19 and in part due to USFS staff shortages. What interested our members was the fact we had to negotiate with … Read More Buckhorn Range Chapter at LeBar Horse Camp for National Public Lands Day
Buckhorn and Peninsula Chapters of BCHW submitted for two projects in the northeast portion of the Olympic National Forest to be funded by the Title II distribution of the Secure Rural Schools Act. Title II funds are spent to benefit the public’s use of the National Forest and includes road improvements on access roads, noxious weed treatments, youth crew employment, watershed enhancement, and recreation … Read More Gold Creek Ford Approach Restored
The flowers are in their glory, evenings are pleasantly warm and our ponies love the morning sun. Unfortunately, we remain in a state of separation. Our August meeting is canceled as well as any work parties. This is our status until further notice. But, for your information, the Board has “Zoomed ” and we’re on schedule with a current grant and are going to … Read More Summer Greetings!
The Buckhorn Range Chapter (BRC) of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) hereby confirm that we welcome all people of any ethnic or racial background to be part of our organization. We do not discriminate in our chapter or in our organization as stated in the BCHW Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and expanded here with regards to the timely social discussions on racial … Read More Inclusion and Diversity
With COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions imposed by the Governor’s office and a virtual National Trails Day being silenced nationally by the American Hiking Society to “suspend our promotion of National Trails Day® in solidarity with the ongoing protests across the country”, our Chapter had already decided to limit work parties to “Same-Household” groups and work individually on our favorite trails. In our household, … Read More “Virtual” Work Party
We are holding a work party on Saturday Feb 1 at the Jefferson County Horse Park on Cape George Road. The work will begin at 10 am. If it rains hard, we will be out of there by 10:01. If it rains a little, we will work much longer. The task at hand is a simple one – clean up the scotchbroom around the … Read More Horse Park Work Party
Buckhorn Range Chapter of Backcountry Horsemen will host Dr. Heather Macdonald onFebruary 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tri Area Center in Chimacum. What horseback rider hasn’t at times felt his confidence undermined by perceived threats to his safety? Our guest speaker is an outdoor enthusiast, equestrian, and former international mountain guide. As a practicing psychologist and professor of psychology Dr. Macdonald will help … Read More Fear and Riding
Do you work as a trails volunteer for National Park Service? This video series was designed for you, but is useful to everyone! Based on NPS Operational Leadership Training, Trail Safe! captures the core learning objectives of the 16 hour Operational Leadership course while allowing volunteers to learn from their own homes on-line through eight video lessons. Register yourself (and others if you are watching as a group) … Read More Trail Safe!
The date for the Halloween Ride is Saturday, October 19 at the Horse Park. Arrive at 9:30, pre-ride briefing at 10 with first rider going out at 10:15. Drag riders leave at 10:45 or 10 min after the last rider. As usual, the trail will be well marked and there will be a delicious Halloween theme snack on the trail. The ride, at a … Read More Halloween Ride!