Educational Resources

WEB LINKS

Excellent scientifically sound information on trail access, erosion, manure, and other related issues.

 www.elcr.org

 VIDEO or CD Format 

Mountain Manners. Utah BCH.  10 Min. Description: Photos and drawings discussing the best practices to use in back county/wilderness.  Stress is on common sense and courtesy.

Constructing Trail Switchbacks.  US Dept of Agriculture Technology & Development Program.  28 min.  April 2000.

Horse Sense: a Guide to Minimum Impact Horse Packing.  66 min.  1994.

In Their Shoes. Arizona State Committee. Hiker, bicyclist, and equestrian trade each other’s way of experiencing trails.  Depicts the different experience of trails from each user perspective.

POWERPOINT

BCHA, Past, Present & Future.   Same version in 10 minute presentation and 15 minute presentation.

Back Country Horsemen of Missouri – Explained.  Presentation for group meetings interested in BCHMO.

DVD

 Leave No Trace.  National Park Service.  Run time: 9:30  Color.

Trail Training DVD Series.   1) Handtools for Trail Work; 2) Constructing Trail Switchbacks.  3 copies.

BOOKS

 Wood, Gene W.  RECREATIONAL HORSE TRAILS  in RURAL and WILDLAND AREAS. Design, Construction, and Maintenance.  Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.  Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina. ©2007.  255p.

 EQUESTRIAN DESIGN GUIDEBOOK for TRAILS,  TRAILHEADS,  and CAMPGROUNDS.  USDA Forest Service.  Missoula Technology and Development Center.  4E42A87 – RTP Equestrian Trail Design Guide.  December 2007.  312p.

 Louv, Richard.  LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.  Alqonquin Books.  New York. 2005.  334p.

BOOKLETS

 THE  ECONOMIC  IMPACT OF THE MISSOURI  HORSE  INDUSTRY.  American Horse Council.  11 pages. Deloitte.  © 2005.

SHOW-ME MISSOURI BCH – Chapter Formation.  8p.

HORSE SENSE – Packing Lightly on your National Forest.  USDA  Forest Service.

TRAIL CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE  NOTEBOOK.  USDA Forest Service. Missoula Technology and Development Center.  2007 Edition.

HANDTOOLS  FOR TRAIL WORK.  USDA Forest Service.  Missoula Technology and Development Center.  2007 Edition.

GEOSYNTHETICS  FOR TRAILS IN WET AREAS.  2008 Edition. USDA Forest Service.

BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN OF AMERICA Guidebook.

EQUESTRIAN ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS: How Your Community Benefits.  Equestrian Land Conservation Resource.

LEPS HORSE MANURE COMPOSTING PROGRAM.  Compost Management Guide.  Langley Environmental Partners Society.

 PAMPHLETS

MISSOURI  EQUESTRIAN TRAIL GUIDE.  Missouri Department of Natural Resources – State Parks Division.

Back Country Horsemen of Missouri informational pamphlet w/membership application form.

Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen “Trail Ethics Pamphlet.”

TRANSPARENCY

 Back Country Horsemen of America Overhead Presentation.  16 transparencies.  Gives background of BCHA.  2004

LEAVE NO TRACE

 Three (3) LNT Master Stock Educators.  Contact Education Chair to plan an LNT event with a Master Educator or LNT Trainer.

2 Packing with PEAK educational packets for teaching youth.   Material for adult education also available.

18” x 22” framed LNT explanation – makes attractive display.  Use in conjunction with second framed item below.

18” x 22” framed display of the LNT 7 principles Material for adult education also available.

Additional LNT material available.

YOUTH BASED MATERIAL

Provided free of charge for youth events.

 “My Leave No Trace Trail Riding Adventure.”  Activity and coloring book.

 “”Fun with Horses Activity Book.”  Activity and coloring book.

For additional material and youth teaching ideas, contact Education Committee.

HARDWARE/DISPLAYS

Three panel table top Display Board

Two (2) 6’x3’ pull up banners.

Epson Powerlite S3 projector.

DaLite tripod screen.  60”x60”.

Overhead Projector

To check out material, contact Marsha Copeland, Education Chair.

(417)345-5754   marshacopeland155@yahoo.com