Backcountry Horsemen advocate a combination of service and education to protect our heritage of back country stock use on all public lands.


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Updated: January 2, 2014

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What Do We Do

The Top of the State Unit has many activities throughout the year. Dates of these events are posted to the website as soon as the information is available. See the Current Events Page under the Activities tab. Specifics about each activity are sent out through our telephone/email tree as well as being posted on this site. It is always a good idea to contact the committee or organizer about a particular activity.

  • Monthly meetings will be onthe 1st Thursday of the month except for July when we will meet on the 2nd Thursday.  Meeting time will be 7PM for all months and will still alternate between the Fort Jones Community Center in odd-numbered months and Yreka CalFire in even-numbered months.  Everyone is welcome.  Agendas and minutes are posted to the Unit Business page of this site.
  • Work parties - Members put in many volunteer hours maintaining trails and assisting with other projects. Check the calendar for the contact for each event.
  • Fish planting - Members volunteer their time, money, use of animals and packing skill to help biologists plant fish in remote mountain lakes. Contact the Fish Plant Committee about participating.
  • Trailrides - We also hold several rides just to get out and enjoy the many miles of trails.
  • Highway cleanup - The Unit has adopted a stretch of State Highway 3 south of Etna. Several times each year we meet to clean up the trash.
  • Education programs
  • Dinners and fundraisers