Our facility will be closed Wednesday through Friday, June 7th, 8th, and 9th,
for staff training and professional development.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are 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 III

June 5, 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

Participants in Level 3 SAWW training will spend most of the day in the field practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively.

Topics covered include: review of information from Levels 1 & 2, focus on planning and executing limbing and bucking.  Participants in Level 3 should be fully equipped and prepared to work with and maintain their own chainsaw; helmets are mandatory.

Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell and limb or buck at least one tree.

Photo Credit: Matt Smith
Photo Credit: Matt Smith

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

Please 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 is 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 cancelled.


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


June 5, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center