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2019 Fall Presidents Letter

PRESIDENTS LETTER
Dear Kern Sierra Unit members,
As fall is coming upon us and the closing of the packing season, I want to share with you what your unit has been up to over the summer months.
In the back country Lynn Joiner and Robert Anderson, members of your board, have been tackling the trails along the Clicks Creek – Gray meadow area within the Golden Trout Wilderness. With the devastation from the pine beetle there are an extreme amount of trees falling. See more detailed article within the newsletter.
In the front country on National Trails Day, several members including the Champion 4-H youth, gathered at the Hart Park Barn and cleaned the trail along the Kern River. See more detailed article within the newsletter.
On the state level we are working on the next Rendezvous which will be held at Red Bluff March 27-29 2020 and then in Tulare the following year. Hope to see you all at one or both. We are also working on a business plan that will not only help organize all our units but assist bringing Backcountry Horseman of California to a more modern time with communications through social media and all the other electronic advantages. By creating this plan it will help gain access to larger grants by having an organized plan for our future and by updating all our policies to help in the growth of the organization.
As always there is a fight to keep public lands open to stock use. The current battle involves E-bikes on non-motorized trails. A letter of action is within this newsletter. Read and respond ASAP. Time is of utmost importance. Also go to http://bchckernsierra.com/, the Kern Sierra web site, and read the Tahoe E-bike demand letter explaining the matter in more detail.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your membership and participation in BHCH’s worthy cause. We could not make the impact we do without your support. We are a force to be reckoned with when we work together.
We have some upcoming events that you will want to participate in such as our Social Bus Trip to the Western States Horse Expo November 9th , reservation form attached, and our end of the year Christmas Banquet Dinner Dec 2nd at Woolgrowers Restaurant. Save the date!
Hope to see you soon
Tammy Bozarth
Kern Sierra Unit President BCHC 2nd VP – Service BCHC VP- Youth Education