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We are the Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada.  Our organization is one of three Nevada chapters in the Back Country Horsemen of America, a national non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to keeping trails open to pack and saddle stock on our public lands. The Bristlecone Chapter works closely with federal, state and local conservation and land management agencies to build, maintain, and protect wilderness and recreational trails for all users.

The Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada, a local chapter of the national Back Country Horsemen of America, is located in southern Nevada and has members from Pahrump to Moapa.  


We are an IRS Sec. 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and are can accept donations which may be tax deductible for the donor.  Just click on the JOIN / PAY DUES / DONATE button above.



Please note that this website is semi-inactive.  It is not always maintained / updated on a timely or complete basis.  Therefore, visitors are encouraged to visit the Chapter's Facebook private group page for current information.


2021-2022 Board of Directors

President - John Allen
Vice President - James P. Sage
Secretary - Stephanie Brown
Treasurer - Sheryl Schmalz
#1-Don Davis    #2-Mike Flood

Attention Membership

Dear Bristlecone Members,


The BLM recently held a virtual public meeting to discuss the R.A.M.P. plan for the Calico Basin/Red Rock Recreation area for the next five years. John Allen, our chapter president, attended the meeting. There is a public comment window that is open until March 25, 2021.


There are three items that we suggest that you comment on that have a direct impact on Back Country Horsemen.


1. Oppose an entry fee to all areas of Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area (this is in addition to the State Park entry fee station)

2.  Request expanded parking for all areas of the Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area

3.  Maintain the present regulations regarding bicycles in the Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area


Comments can be emailed to:  BLM_NV_SNDO_RR_CalicoBasinRAMP_EA@blm.gov


You can find out more about this issue at: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-hold-public-information-forum-calico-basin-recreation. You can also email John Allen at: jcabinboot@gmail.com