Kickapoo Woods Cooperative is unlike other forestry cooperatives- we combine education and forest management services to help you achieve your property management goals. KWC education events cover many subjects and everyone is welcome to attend. Members of KWC receive discounts on most fee based programs.
Landowner Focused Education Programs & Publications
KWC educational services include classes, events, workshops, and newsletters which provide information and guidance to support stewardship and enjoyment of your woodlands.
KWC offers educational services so landowners can easily access information.
At our workshops you can learn to:
“KWC educational workshops cover topics that you can’t find anywhere else.”KWC Member
Chainsaw Safety Training
Kickapoo Woods Cooperative coordinates Chainsaw Safety training workshops annually. These workshops are designed to minimize woodland worker injury and improve efficiency. Trainings are lead by certified SAWW (Safety and Woods Worker) instructors. Participants who successfully complete a course level will receive SAWW certification. There are 4 Levels offered by Kickapoo Woods Cooperative. Our calendar of events lists training schedules and space availability. Those in need of Chainsaw Safety Training are encouraged to register. If no classes are currently offered you will be given the option to be put on a waiting list and notified when training becomes available. Level 1 & Level 2 are usually offered in the spring of each year and occasionally in the fall if registration numbers allow. Level 3 & Level 4 trainings are scheduled bi-annually or sooner as registration allows. KWC hosted Chainsaw Safety Trainings are open to anyone in need of them. Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend.
Landowner Woods Walks
One of the most acclaimed benefits of KWC membership is the woods walk. One of our professional foresters will walk your woods with you, tell you what they see, and reflect on the management goals you share with them. This service is also available for a fee for non-members. Contact our office for current rates and availability.
Forest Products and Maintenance Workshops
KWC also holds workshops and seminars on important topics regarding the effective maintenance and utilization of your forests. Topics such as shiitake mushrooms, maple syrup, emerald ashborer infestation, tax seminars, and forest thinning are just a few of the ever popular programs offered by Kickapoo Woods Coop Education services. Visit our calendar to view upcoming programs.