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Women’s Only- Chainsaw Safety Level 1

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100 - $120

This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use.

Participants in Level 1 training will spend part of the morning in the classroom, and at least 5 hours outside 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, intro to limbing, and bucking. Level I introduces the participant to bore cutting and open face felling, and develops the mechanics to execute these techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell at least one tree.
Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain.

Class size limit: 12

Cost: KWC members $100, Non-members $120

Lunch: bring a bag lunch

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

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Payment must be made in advance, and can be made by cash, check or paypal (below).


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October 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$100 - $120
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Kickapoo Valley Reserve
S 3661 State Hwy 131
La Farge, WI 54664 United States


Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
Adaptive Restoration


Providing sustainable forestry education and management services to landowners of the Kickapoo Valley and neighboring watersheds.


Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
110 South Main Street
Viroqua, Wisconsin 54665
608-606-5815 or 608-606-1445

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Kickapoo Woods Cooperative - Trusted Forestry Professionals providing Education and Sustainable Forestry Management Services to landowners in the Driftless Region

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