Public Lands

BCHC Mother Lode Unit
PO Box 702
North Highlands, CA  95660

Leave No Trace for Stock from 2 hrs

       ALERT  1349    by Tom MCClintock      ALERT     

To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. Use of certain wheeled devices not prohibited in Wilderness Areas.
Section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following: “Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized bicycles, strollers, wheelbarrows, survey wheels, measuring wheels, or game carts within any wilderness area.”.


November Pot luck, Raffle, and Elections

​November 18

Contact Kathy Goodrich or   916-835-8498

Mother Lode assists the El Dorado National Forest in maintaining trails with recon and work parties, primarily the Crystal Basin (Tells Creek) and Mokulmne Wilderness.

Another function is monitoring legislative actions for impact on the use of public lands, writing letters, and attending meetings.

Who we are and What We DO.

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Featuring music by

Dave Stamey


Mother Lode Unit

Backcountry Horsemen of California

Leave No Trace for Stock Users series

 from LNT. Org   (1 hour 57 min.)

Mother Lode Unit, in collaboration with Elegant Ears Mule Club and the El Dorado National Forest (USFS) developed the Caples Creek Campground.

Backcountry Horsemen of California has partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Center (  and also the unique Wilderness Rider program to further education of responsible use of the back country.