Chain Saw Certification Course – Sept. 9th & 10th, 2017

Chain Saw Certification CourseNorth Bay Unit of Backcountry Horsemen will be holding a Chain Saw Certification Course

When: Sat & Sun. Sept. 9th & 10th, 2017 8am-4pm

Where: Saturday will be Class room portion at the Visitor Center at Lake Sonoma, 8 am sharp until 4 pm.

Sunday we will meet at Lone Rock Trailhead 8 am sharp, for the Field Evaluation portion of the course.

  • Students need to bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if possible
  • Pre-registration only No onsite registration
  • Application due by Fri. Sept. 1st to Dan Horn
  • Space is limited to 10 students–first come

Below is the Application, Personal Protective Equipment List, Student Hand Book and OHLEC hand out.
Click on the links to download each pdf file.

Course Application
MTDC Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course Students Guidebook
PPE for Chainsaw (required equipment for chainsaw course)

Application should be mailed to:
BCHC Saw Program Coordinator
2157 Valdes Dr
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
or Emailed to: [email protected]

Contact: Dan Horn 707-953-4903

Annual Spring Ride 2017 – Potter Valley, CA

north bay unit spring ride

Join us on the weekend of May 19, 20, 21, 2017 for our Fully Catered
Annual Spring Ride at Potter Valley, CA

This ride is open to non-members as well as members so invite your riding buddy to come along as well.

Spring-Ride-2017-Registration-Packet (pdf)

Registration Deadline May 12th – No onsite registration – Limit 150

Rain or Shine – No Refunds – No Dogs

Families Welcome (Under 18 must be supervised)
BCHC membership not required

Arrive After 12 noon till—BBQ Dinner 6 to 8pm, Entertainment & Raffle Ticket sales and Auction Review

Breakfast 8 to 9 am
Guided Ride 10 am with Lunch on Trail
Dinner 6 pm – Dance & Silent Auction 7:30 to 11:30 pm

Breakfast 8:30 am
Ride 10 am, Lunch, Check out 1pm

Cost per Person full weekend $150.00
16 and Under full weekend $ 65.00

Click Here for Donation form for Silent Auction

BCHC Who We Are and What We Do

The Backcountry Horsemen of California are a dedicated group of men and women who work to preserve the historic use of trails with recreational pack and saddle stock. We do this all through our local unit volunteers. Our volunteers work hard and have a good time. One our our North Bay Unit projects is the Army Corp of Engineers Lake Sonoma.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in finding out more about, please check our our North Bay Unit Contact Us page and drop us an email, give a board member a call or come to our Monthly meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds at the South Gate.
We welcome all guests to our open meetings.