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posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String promotes stock packing skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.

categories: backcountry
tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry

posted Jan 24, 2018

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.

categories: backcountry
tags: horses and equestrian trails, wilderness, backcountry

posted May 30, 2018

Minimizing Llama Impact in the Backcountry

In most cases, the same rules set forth for pack stock use on public lands apply to llamas. Llamas have been found to have a similar impact on trails as hikers.

categories: backcountry
tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry, leave no trace, mud and erosion, trail etiquette

posted May 16, 2018

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.

categories: backcountry
tags: wilderness, safety, preservation, horses and equestrian trails, volunteers, backcountry, leave no trace

posted Jan 19, 2018

Sustainability of Backcountry Trails

by National Park Service

A document providing the basis for the most sustainable backcountry trail for all trail types with the least impact to natural, historic, cultural and aesthetic resources.

categories: backcountry
tags: sustainable trails, wilderness, preservation, backcountry

posted Jul 1, 2012

BCHA Announces Equestrian Awards for 2012

As the United States’ leading organization defending our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America are people who pursue excellence in all they do, from clearing trails and repairing bridges to promoting horse-friendly legislation. Appropriately, they go out of their way to recognize those who go above and beyond with the Double Diamond Award.

categories: backcountry
tags: horses and equestrian trails, wilderness, maintenance, backcountry

posted Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.

categories: backcountry
tags: horses and equestrian trails, construction, maintenance, backcountry

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Michael D Shields Consulting

Technical consulting and training in trail design, layout, construction, maintenance, and the related fields of terrain dynamics, rock and soil mechanics, bridge design, backcountry rigging, trail contracting, controlled...


Palmer, Alaska
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All types of backcountry trails and bridges.


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