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Back country horsemen are concerned men and women dedicated to working with land managers to maintain and construct trails in our Forests and Parks. We work to protect equestrians' historic right to enjoy our back country on our horses and mules. You don't have to ride or even own a horse to be a member, just recognize the need to preserve our heritage and show your support by joining our organization. We need help to assure that our "right to ride" is recognized and continues for future generations.

Back Country Horsemen of North Georgia (BCHNG) is one of four Georgia chapters and one of nearly 200 across the country of our 13,000- member strong national organization, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA). BCH members provide a united, strong voice for equestrian access to sustainable trails on public lands. Working collaboratively with other trail users and land managers, BCHNG has played an integral role in the CoTrails Initiative of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, participating in decision and management processes.

   BCHNG members provide direct support for local trail mapping, construction of sustainable trails and maintenance activities, as well as input to local and national forest management policy. In 2007, BCHNG adopted and has since maintained the Jacks River Fields Campground & Horse Camp in the Conasauga Ranger District that was facing closure because of resource cuts.

   We need motivated members to assist us with our mission. If you enjoy riding in the North Georgia Mountains and treasure the right to do so, consider becoming a member of the Back Country Horsemen of North Georgia. Please see the membership link on this page. Help us ensure that we, our children, and grandchildren continue to experience the pleasure of riding our horses and mules on public lands. Without your help, this is a privilege we could lose!

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