Idaho BHA members spend much of September in the woods in their favorite spots, whether chasing elk, hunting grouse or fishing for high mountain trout. This year Idaho BHA members combined their love of outdoors in September with their dedication to conservation by participating in BHA's inaugural Public Lands Pack Out program, helping clean up our public lands by committing to removing trash from public lands.
Across the U.S. September is recognized as public lands month, and BHA chapters combined efforts to achieve a goal to remove over 1,000 bags of trash from public lands across North America during the month. More information on the program can be found HERE.
Idaho BHA members helped spread the word and promote the program using #publiclandspackout on social media, posting pictures of the trash removed. It’s not always easy to bend over and pick up trash when you’re already struggling up the mountain with a full pack on a multi-day elk hunt, but the awareness and North American goal helped members commit to creating cleaner public lands.
Many thanks to all the Idaho members who picked up trash on our public lands. Your acts of stewardship set an excellent example for other public land owners to follow.