Backcountry Horsemen of California
Kern Sierra Unit –
Objectives and Purpose

  • To improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams and meadows; to advocate good trail manners.
  • To promote the conservation and utilization of our backcountry resources in concert with livestock transportation.
  • To keep the backcountry trails and forage areas open to horsemen on all public lands.
  • To keep current information before the Corporation membership and its local Units regarding new legislation or management plans related to government regulations of the backcountry.
  • To support or oppose new proposals, plans and restrictions as related to the interest of horsemen and those persons interested in recreational stock use and enjoying the backcountry.
  • To promote the interest of people who, due to health or physical factors, need transportation other than by foot on backcountry trails.
  • To promote public awareness and interest in the historical aspect of horsemen and stock in the backcountry to help educate backcountry users on ways to use the trail and forage in a manner that conserves the backcountry resources.
  • To assist in keeping the public informed of the vital need for a clean backcountry.
  • To promote a working relationship with and keep the work interests of the Corporation before our local, state and federal officials.
  • To assist in the formation and continuation of local Units to carry on these purposes.