LEWIS COUNTY CHAPTER of the Back Country  Horsemen of Washington

If you're in the Lewis County area and enjoy horses or mules and the great outdoors, we'd like to welcome you.  If you're interested in trail riding, campouts, great potluck food, socializing and doing your part to assure continued recreational opportunities on our public lands, then this just might be the organization for you. You can make a difference by learning and teaching methods of responsible use of our public lands and have a great time in the process.  Our Chapter activities include trail rides, campouts, trail building and maintenance, monthly meetings, potluck dinners, state BCHW general membership and in general having a good time with folks that share our interests.  If this sounds interesting, take a look at our state web page.  You're welcome to contact us for more information or come to one of our meetings and meet a good group of folks that share your interest.  Thanks for stopping by.

The purpose of Back Country Horsemen of Washington is to work toward the perpetuation of the legal and moral claim by the American people to use horses and mules for recreation on public lands.  See the Back Country Horsemen of Washington page for general information

The Lewis County Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Salkum Fire Hall.  If you are interested in coming to one of our meetings, please call or email to confirm the location and time.

Membership is open to anyone who shares the objectives of BCHW.  The BCHW membership is $41.00 for single and $54.00 for family membership.   The Chapter dues are $5.00.  For online membership renewal or new memberships click here.    Get a printable Chapter application here.

2021 Officers/Contacts

President         Tony Karniss      (360)748-8640
Vice President    Deb Wesselius     (360)736-6106     
Carolyn Stella    (360)262-3463  
Treasurer         Lynda Holloway    (360)561-8158         
Trail Boss        Slim Murdock      (360)520-5588
Trail Boss        Tony Karniss      (360)748-8640
Trail Boss        Bill Hawley       (425)217-9019
Trail Boss        Leonard Wright    (360)506-1598
Director          Tom Conner        (360)269-3804  (2021, 2022 and 2023 term)
Alternate Dir.    Sherri Wright     (
360)520-6190  (2019, 2020 and 2021 term)  
Volunteer Hours   Roberta McTimmons (360)262-9464
Grant Chair       Leonard Wright    
Grant Liaison     Deb Wesselius     (360)736-6106
Newsletter Editor Maggie DeVerter   (916)205-8263
Activity Chair    Vacant
LNT Chair         Vacant                
Membership Chair  
Lynda Holloway    (360)561-8158
Publicity         Maggie DeVerter   (916)205-8263    
Doc Wesselius     (360)736-6106     

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Meeting Minutes

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Printable December 2018 Newsletter

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Printable April 2018 Newsletter

January 2019 E-News

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Hard workers at the Keenes Horse Camp relocation project, Summer 2001

Packing a Crosscut Saw

   A Tale of two Horses
   That's What it's All About

BCHW Leadership Training


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