Whether they’re used for thinning fuel loads in forests, removing invasive species, clearing blow downs or much more, chainsaws are an indispensable tool in many different natural resource and trail management applications. The focus of this 3-day workshop will be on saw safety; bucking, limbing, and felling principles and techniques; overview of the tools of the trade as well as tool care and maintenance; hazard analysis and situational awareness; and did we mention safety (lots on sawing safety!).Using the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) Curriculum, trainees will be recommended for certification up to a “B” Sawyer skill level for Felling and Bucking. Please note that certification level is at the discretion of the workshop evaluator based on demonstrated field proficiency and is not guaranteed. A current basic First Aid and CPR certification or higher is required to validate all saw certifications. You MUST have this certification PRIOR to taking this class. We have 2 free classes in the SLV this spring and 2 in Denver with a small fee.
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