Who we are

Who we are - back country horsemen of east tennesseeBCHET are men and women who belong to a national non-profit organization. We are a 501(c)(3) serving 174 local and state chapters across the country. Our grassroots members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values—lead BCHA organizations throughout the United States. BCHA chapters are active in 27 states consisting of roughly 13,000 members who are dedicated to keeping trails open for all on our public lands. Our chapters work closely with trail partners and local land management agencies to clear and maintain those trails.

What Does BCHA Do?

In 2014, Back Country Horsemen of America volunteers spent 417,134 hours working to maintain trails on public lands. That equates to a value of $14.4 million dollars in trail work donated to local and federal land managing agencies. Since 1995, BCHA members contributed a value equal to $88.5 million in volunteer hours.

2014 Tennessee BCH Volunteer
Trail Maintenance Hours

Total – 5,614 hours
Approximate $$ Value – $123,508

TN BCH Chapters
• BCHET = 1,672 hrs
• Southern Appalachian BCH = 3,842 hrs
• Big South Fork BCH = 100 hrs