By Lisa Nelson
Special to The SUN
A national-level grant and a statewide grant awarded to the San Juan Back Country Horsemen of Pagosa Springs (SJBCH) will enable the chapter to commit $3,500 — plus volunteer hours — to U.S. Forest Service trail-related projects on two national forests in 2016.
The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) awarded SJBCH a $1,500 “boots-on-the-ground” matching grant. The grant, in tandem with a $1,500 contribution from SJBCH, will help fund a priority project of the Pagosa Ranger District to fix a roughly 200-foot mud bog along Williams Creek Trail — a gateway trail to the Continental Divide.
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