Equine Land Conservation Resource Announces New Educational Resources

Equine Land Conservation Resource Leads in the Development of Educational Resources Related to Protecting Access to Land for Horses and Equine-Related Activities.

Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce the addition of three new educational articles to our online resource library at www.elcr.org. These articles are available for reprinting with permission from ELCR.

 Seven Steps to an Effective Petition” is a good resource for anyone facing potential threats to their equine community and interested in organizing a sound plan to counteract these threats, which may include developing a petition. A good petition can help not only make others aware of the issue but also demonstrate to your defined decision-makers that your cause has significant community support. This article outlines the steps to develop an effective petition and includes additional useful resources. Access the full article at https://elcr.org/seven-steps-to-an-effective-petition/.

 Equine Trail Easements: The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy” provides an overview on trail easements and explains how easements can not only provide equine access to private land but also be used to connect existing trails via an easement on private land to expand trail access. This piece also includes tips on how to approach landowners about providing easements and other additional useful resources. Access the full article at  https://tinyurl.com/Trail-easements.

USFS-Recommended Best Practices for Managing Stock Use Sites at Developed Campgrounds” is a good resource to help protect equine access to stock campsites on federal lands. Back Country Horsemen of America recently alerted the American Horse Council’s Recreation, Trails, and Land-Use (RTLU) Committee about the issue of an increased number of campers without livestock camping in livestock campgrounds, creating issues for equestrians trying to access these campgrounds. The RTLU Committee worked with the US Forest Service to develop a white paper on best practices in managing stock sites, which is a useful tool for equestrians when dealing with land managers on stock campsite issues. A link to an incident report form is also included to help track areas of the country where this issue is the most problematic. Access the full article at https://tinyurl.com/best-management-stock-use-site.

About the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR):
ELCR builds awareness of the loss of lands available for horse-related activities and facilitates the protection and conservation of those lands, working to ensure America’s equine heritage lives on and the emotional, physical, and economic benefits of the horse-human relationship remains accessible. ELCR serves as an information resource and clearinghouse on conserving horse properties, land use planning, land stewardship/best management practices, trails, liability, and equine economic impact. For more information about the ELCR visit www.elcr.org  or call (859) 455-8383.

Media contact:
Holley Groshek
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Phone: 859-455-8383
Email: hgroshek@elcr.org