BHAers Haul Thousands of Bags of Trash off Our Public Lands in September  

This September - Public Lands Month - public land owners from across North America heeded BHA’s call to clean up our public lands by hauling off more than 4,400 garbage bags of trash as part of the 3rd Annual Public Land Pack-Out.  Through a combination of individual efforts and 43 chapter-organized events, we were able to leave our public lands in much better shape than we found them.   

A big BHA high five goes out to all who pitched in. And a special thanks goes out to our friends at First Lite for stepping up and sponsoring this year’s event.   

Below are just a few highlights from pack outs shared by our members and supporters …  


The NC State University Club and Opportunity Outdoors and Main Chapter Members had a successful Pack-Out.

AK BHA cleaning the Chena River State Recreation Area public shooting range.

The Washington Chapter of BHA had more than 30 volunteers clean up three shooting sites in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest outside Granite Falls.

The University of Montana BHA Club went with BHA President and CEO Land Tawney and BHA staffers to clean up national forest lands just outside of Missoula.

California BHAers jump for joy after a successful Pack-Out at the Angeles National Forest.

New England BHAers with thousands of feet of maple line after a Pack-Out in the Conte National Wildlife Refuge in New Hampshire.

Central Texas BHA with their haul after cleaning up Granger WMA!

Kansas BHA with 239 (!!!) tires pulled from the Kansas River.

Florida BHA and the Under Pressure crew with just part of an insane haul from the Ocala National Forest. Over 1,000 bags of trash!

Montana BHAers pull dilapidated fence from Mount Jumbo.

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