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National Public Lands Day offers ‘More Ways to Connect with Nature’

A picture of a trails crew with a chainsaw preparing to cut a downed log.
Trained members of the Backcountry Horsemen of Missouri work to clear a fallen tree. Several of the state chapters are dedicated to ensuring forest trails are in great condition for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. (USDA Forest Service photo)The Cole Creek Trail on the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri that takes users along oak, hickory and pine forests is…
trails, horses, horse riders, volunteerism, trail maintenance

Wild mustangs help Forest Service wilderness rangers do their jobs

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Horses are used all over U.S. Forest Service lands, especially in the west to get work done on trails and in wilderness areas. What’s interesting about the Blackrock Ranger Station on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming is the way they get such specialized horses. Wild mustangs are rounded up on Bureau of Land Management property, and then given to the Forest Service for free as…
wild mustangs, horses, wilderness