BCHC Mother Lode Unit
PO Box 702
North Highlands, CA 95660
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.”.
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.
Featuring music by
Leave No Trace for Stock Users series
from LNT. Org (1 hour 57 min.)
Backcountry Horsemen of California has partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Center (lnt.org) and also the unique Wilderness Rider program to further education of responsible use of the back country.