Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen
Chapter Meeting, Tuesday August 9th at 6:30 PM
meeting place will be Elmer's Restaurant
(851 S 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201)
Those that would like to order a meal please arrive about 5:45 PM. At 6:30 PM Steve Hurley will talk about his horse trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness.
Trails are Common Ground, Spread Good Trail Vibes, Be Trail Kind
Trails are Common Ground was originated and continues to be facilitated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) However there as been input from more than 20 organizations, as well as outdoor industry brands, land managers, representatives with BIPOC communities, and adaptive trail users
Coalition members represent all manner of activities that take place on natural surface trails, including hiking, equestrian, trail running, mountain biking and motorcycle single-track.
Here is a local group with a balanced view of outdoor recreation.
The Advocates for Multi-Use of Public Lands are interested in protecting the Teton and Palisades Backcountry. This video was copied from their website https://www.teamampl.org/ Their philosophy is one of a cooperation between recreational users needs and environmental concerns.
DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC LANDS AND NATIONAL FORESTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF, AND THE MULTI-USE BY, OUR REGION'S DIVERSE RECREATIONAL COMMUNITIES. Advocates for Multi-Use of Public Lands (AMPL) is an organization made up of passionate recreationists. Our focus includes the organization of public support and the creation of a unified voice to maintain and protect broad access to our public lands for motorized as well as non-motorized recreational uses in a cooperative and cohabitant manner. We believe in the co-existence of recreation and conservation for all.
Contributor receives a sticker, showing their support for Idaho trails. The Trails Supporter funds will be managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and used for priority projects identified by the department, partner groups and the public. IDPR will work with partners to ensure needed projects are completed, with an emphasis on signage and trail clearing. Annual Minimum Donation $10
Idaho is blessed with thousands of square miles of open public land. However, access to the back country is by a network of fragile trails. Just as our roads need constant repair so do back country trails. When trails become washed out or blocked by natural downfall and overgrowth, people stop using them. Under use of a trail is as bad as over use. Horse back riders, hikers, back packers, mountain bikers, and trail runners, all share the same trail. PRBCH would like to promote cooperation among these trail users through planning, volunteer service, public education, and negotiation with government agencies.
The Federal government owns 61.6% of Idaho, only exceeded a little bit by Utah 64.9%, and a lot by Alaska 84.9%. Idaho has the greatest percent of its land in national forests 38.2%. And, while only 2.58% of the lower continental United States is designated as wilderness, Idaho contains 4.8 million acres of wilderness, 3rd largest in the U.S..