The B-CC Chapter of the IWLA is located on 623 acres that are open to chapter members & their escorted guests. Also called the “Doc Holton Conservation Farm,” the property is a unique complex of habitats that includes two ponds and several seasonal streams, fields, and woodlands in which more than a dozen rare and endangered plant species have been identified.
The farm provides food and cover for upland wildlife native to Maryland forests including black bear, white-tail deer, red fox, raccoon, rabbits, and a myriad of reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds. The B-CC Chapter is contiguous to the 2000+ acre McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, which in turn adjoins Seneca State Park, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and the Potomac River, providing a corridor for wildlife movement over a large area.
For the enjoyment of the members and their escorted guests, and during some events open to the public, the chapter boasts diverse outdoor venues for education, learning, exercise, and recreation in diverse outdoor pursuits coupled with a rustic Chapter House and other indoor opportunities to continue the work (and fun) out of the elements. The major chapter facilities are listed below along with a section on the property boundaries themselves:
The Doc Holden Conservation Farm & its History
The BCC-IWLA Chapter House
The B-CC-IWLA Chapter House & adjacent picnic area
The Chapter Ranges
Archery & 3D Archery
Shotgun Ranges (Skeet, Trap, 5 Stand Sporting Clays)
Primitive Camp Site (by reservation)
Historic Farm Cabin
Property Boundary Files (for GPS devices)
GPS Exchange (many GPS app’s use these files)
Garmin (for updating your Garmin device through your computer)