Our facility will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22nd through Friday, Nov. 24th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, Nov. 25th.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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Adult Workshop: SAWW Chainsaw Training, Level I

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


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


register here


May 8, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center