Washington State has nearly six million acres of public lands – from coastal waters and aquatic reserves to working forests and farms, to commercial developments and recreation areas.
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Leave No Trace: The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard. They also apply to almost every recreational activity. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information for minimizing impacts.
The Seven Principles are well established and widely known, but they are not static. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics continually examines, evaluates and reshapes the Principles. The Center’s Education Department conducts research — including publishing scholarly articles in independent journals — to ensure that the Principles are up to date with the latest insights from biologists, land managers and other leaders in outdoor education.
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Back Country Horseman of America
Online CPR Course – FREE
BCHW State Wide Events:
Rides – for more information go to: https://www.bchw.org/upcoming_events.php
- July 16, 2022 –
- Mt St Helens’ Fun Ride
- Skagit BCHW Chapter Prize Ride
- Pierce County Prize Ride
There are all kinds of natural disasters such as flooding, wildfires, and other natural disasters in the United States. With these events, there is increased concern regarding how to prepare equine owners for various natural disaster situations.
Being prepared before disasters occur is the best way to increase your animal’s chance of survival and safety. For more details, click here.
Here is an easy 10 point disaster plan to print off and post where you can reference it.
Here is another easy 2 page guide to print and reference to ensure you are prepared for a natural disaster.