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2023 Packer Intern

Back Country Horsemen of Ca.
Packer Intern Scholarship
June - Sept 2023

Persons 18 – 30 years old!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity with Lee Roeser and Michael Morris of the Inyo NF Pack Stock Center of Excellence and Agnes Vianzon of the Eastern Sierra Conservation Corp. Duties include assisting FS Packers to pack in trail crews and supplies throughout the Sierras.

Questions? Contact: Cindy McMurry

Applications accepted until:
May 1, 2023.
Selection made by:
May 7, 2023

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Bailey Mello, 2022 Intern

Justin Giusti, 2021 Intern

Julia Heller, 2019 Intern

Kristianne Morrison, 2018 Intern

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Leave No Trace Education

BCHC Packer
Internship Scholarship

  • BCHC Intern Description

    Backcountry Horsemen of California and the US Forest Service with Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps have been working together to present the USFS Pack Stock Center of Excellence Apprenticeship Intern Program.

    The mission of this program is to recruit and train an Intern that may become the new generation of highly skilled packer, trail workers, wilderness managers and volunteers that have a strong desire to protect our public lands, while preserving traditional wilderness skills and maintaining accessibility. This is an all-inclusive training program in the use of pack stock as a traditional tool, humane stock handling and packing procedures. Mule and horsemanship as well as safety, are the cornerstones that this training is based on. Also included in the program is; Leave No Trace (LNT) practices for stock users, wilderness management, trail maintenance and all the details that go into a safe, productive and efficient, packing operation. The Packer Intern will develop the skills and knowledge to help perpetuate the common sense use of horses in America’s backcountry and wilderness and will develop the skills and knowledge to help work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use; whether as an employee of the agencies, or as a private citizen.

    The Internship costs BCHC about $13000* for the 12 week program and we are looking for help in funding, please give what you can!

A donation to our 501c3 non-profit, the BCHC Eduction Fund Inc., will help Backcountry Horsemen of California in our mission of education and is completely tax deductible!


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* Any donations over the needed amount for this year's intern will be held in a fund for next year's intern.