EDUCATION Links

Links to Idaho's NATIONAL FORESTS

Remember: Weed seed free forage is required in all national forests and state lands. Links to Providers

American Horse Council
Its mission is to promote and protect the equine industry by representing its interests in Congress and in federal regulatory agencies on national issues of importance.


Back Country Horsemen of America
A non-profit corporation made up of state organizations, affiliates and at-large members

Back Country Horsemen of Idaho
A non-profit organization with 16 chapters spread throughout Idaho

Hells Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park is the gateway to both Idaho's Lewis and Clark country and to Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America.

Idaho Government Contacts

Idaho Horse Council
Representing the Idaho horse industry

National Wild Horse and Burro Program
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)


EDUCATION

BCHI Education Manual
Prepared by Back Country Horsemen of Idaho, it includes valuable information on Safety, Leave No Trace, Membership Growth & Training, and Public Awareness & Outreach.

Back Country Horsemen Handbook
The official BCH Handbook, prepared and provided by The Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail Etiquette
Trail Etiquette for hikers, bikers, and horse riders on the National Forest [YouTube video from Forest Service]

Trailmeister
TrailMeister.com is the horse rider's resource. It is the largest source of free validated trail and trailhead information across the U.S.A.


NATIONAL FORESTS

Boise National Forest
About 2,612,000 acres of mountainous landscape located north and east of the city of Boise, Idaho. Elevations range from 2,600 to 9,800 feet.

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Over 3 million acres stretching across southeastern Idaho, from the Montana, Utah, and Wyoming borders. Home to the Curlew National Grasslands.

Idaho Twin Rivers National Forests Visitor Center
About 2.5 million acres of public lands in the northern Idaho "Twin Rivers" and extending into eastern Washington and western Montana.

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
Welcome to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - 4.0 million acres of beautiful and diverse land, located in North Central Idaho. From the dry, rugged canyons of the Salmon River to the moist cedar forests of the Selway drainage to the rolling uplands of the Palouse, the forest offers something for everyone.

Payette National Forest
Over 2.3 million acres of some of west-central Idaho's most beautiful and diverse country -- hot desert grasslands through cool conifer forests to snow-capped peaks.

Salmon-Challis National Forest
Over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Includes 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in the Continental United States.

Sawtooth National Forest
2.1 million acres of some of the most magnificent and wild country in the US. Situated in south-central Idaho, the Sawtooths extend into Utah.


WEED SEED FREE HAY PROVIDERS

Washington State Suppliers: http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/nwcb_hay.htm

Idaho State Suppliers: http://www.idahoweedawareness.net/netcenter/library/weedfreeforage.html

Oregon State Suppliers:http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/MarketAccess/MACertification/Pages/WeedFreeForage.aspx


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