Our Philosophy and Purpose

BACKCOUNTRY HORSEMEN OF CALIFORNIA 

PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE 

  • To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America‚Äôs backcountry and wilderness.
  • To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
  • To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
  • To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the backcountry resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.

Backcountry Horsemen of California- Mother Lode Unit covers Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador and part of
Placer Counties. We are one of the 23 units of the Backcountry Horsemen of California. MLU became a unit in 1984,  and are one of the original members of High Sierra Stock Users, later BCH California.

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