Recommended Best Practices for Managing Stock Use Sites at Developed Campgrounds:
From the USDA, this White Paper
is designed to raise awareness of the use of campgrounds and campsites designed for stock use by non-stock users, highlight associated safety concerns, and recommend best practices for managing horse campgrounds and campsites to better serve the public.
Non-Horse Parties in Horse Camping Areas: The Back Country Horse Association and its allies developed a Horse Camp Incident Report form for members to capture and record incidents where parties without stock are occupying Forest Service equestrian campsites — link to the Online Horse Camp Incident Form.
USFS Five Year Permits: Here’s a how-to guide for ride managers to assist you to get a permit to hold your ride on Forest Service land. Click for the Five-Year Permit Information Sheet.
Meeting with a legislator or land manager? Be sure to read these Tips for Meeting with Legislators and Land Managers from Trails and Land Management Co-Chair Monica Chapman. The information included in this letter will help you prepare for a successful meeting.
Sustaining Equestrian Trails for the Future, an article reprinted form Equestrian Land Conservation Resource, is filled with great suggestions. Click here for the two-page PDF of this important article.
Video: Trails Etiquette Video from CapitolForest.com — a 9-minute introduction to trails etiquette for equestrians, bicyclists and trail runners.
Know of other great videos? Share the link with Trails Committee Co-Chair Monica Chapman.
Trail work with pack animals: Thanks to AERC Trail Master Robert Sydnor for this summary of the PCTA’s Working with Packers and Packstock field course.