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Adult Workshop: SAWW Chainsaw Training, Level I

May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

| $135/person

Please Note: This workshop will be held at our Black Earth location.
Scroll down for directions and to view a map of the location.

Photo Credit: Matt Smith

Photo Credit: Matt Smith

Part one of a four level series through the Safety and Woods Working training program (SAWW). Participants in Level 1 training will spend time both outside and inside the classroom, practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively.

Topics covered include personal protective equipment (PPE) body mechanics; chainsaw safety features; the chain and the cutter tooth; reactive forces; planning and executing tree felling, limbing and bucking; introductory bore cutting and open face felling.

Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell at least one tree.

You are encouraged to bring your own equipment; helmets are mandatory.

Photo Credit: Matt Smith

Photo Credit: Matt Smith

Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse logger

To Bring: Participants must bring a safety helmet and are encouraged to bring PPE, chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain. Please bring a bag lunch. Water will be available on site. 

Please note: Class limit is 12 and may be canceled if not enough registrants are obtained (minimum is 9). You will be notified of a cancellation and a full refund will be given if the class is canceled.

Pre-Registration is required. 

Refunds will only be given to those who cancel 7 or more days before a program. All refunds are subject to a 15% administrative fee.
If Aldo Leopold Nature Center cancels a program, a full refund will be given.


Fees: ALNC Members & Non-members: $135


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May 8, 2017 8:00 am
May 8, 2017 4:30 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Black Earth Campus
10648 Sutcliffe Rd Black Earth, WI 53515
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