Landowner Workshops
Unless otherwise indicated, workshops are designed for any participant, 18+ years old.  Level 1 SAWW training is required for those seeking Level 2 training; Levels 1 and 2 are required for attending Level 3 training.  See below for details. 

Note: These field events are limited to 12 participants. Notice of COVID-related cancellation will be sent via email to registrants at least five days prior to the event. Masks are required. We are carefully adhering to the public health recommendations by county and the CDC and will continue to offer high quality, outdoor programming when it can be done safely. Registrants should cancel and stay home if they have any symptoms, have been exposed to individuals who have tested positive or are experiencing health challenges that would prohibit full participation.

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Chainsaw Safety Level 1

This workshop is FULL

Learn to operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in this certified Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training course. 

Workshop leader: Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC).

October 2, 2021 - Near Muscoda

8:00am-4:30pm

$140/person

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Chainsaw Safety Level 2

This workshop is FULL

Learn to operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in this Level 2 certified Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training course. 

Workshop leader: Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC).

November 6, 2021 - near Muscoda

8:00am-4:30pm 

$150/person

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Chainsaw Safety Level 3

Learn to operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in this Level 3 certified Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training course. 

Workshop leader: Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC).

December 11, 2021 - near Muscoda

8:00am-4:30pm 

$150/person

 

*Workshop FULL*Chainsaw Workshops, SAWW Level 1.

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 outdoor 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. Bring a bag lunch and water and payment ($140 check preferred.)

Chainsaw Safety Level 1 - Oct 2, 2021, 8am-4:30pm, Morrison Prairie and Forest Preserve, near Muscoda.  Directions and information will be provided in an email after registration is submitted.  Payment will be due the day of the event in the form of a check made out to Driftless Area Land Conservancy.  

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

 

*Workshop FULL*Chainsaw Workshops, SAWW Level 2.

Prerequisite:  Attendance and completion of SAWW Level 1 training.  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 2 training will spend at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. 

Topics covered include basic chainsaw maintenance, review of the cutter tooth and hands-on sharpening, introduction to wedges, planning and executing tree felling, planning and executing limbing and bucking. Level 2 participants will sharpen their own saws, may fell trees against lean, and learn advanced bucking techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell or limb at least one tree.

 

Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are strongly encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, helmet, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain. 

 

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. Bring a bag lunch and water and payment ($150 check or cash; check preferred.)

Chainsaw Safety Level 2 - November 6, 2021, 8am-4:30pm, Morrison Prairie and Forest Preserve, near Muscoda.  Directions and information will be provided in an email after registration is submitted.  Payment will be due the day of the event in the form of a check made out to Driftless Area Land Conservancy.  

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

 

Chainsaw Workshops, SAWW Level 3.

Prerequisite:  Attendance and completion of Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training.  Participants in Level 3 SAWW training will refine and build upon chainsaw proficiency skills learned in Levels 1 & 2. 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 3 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 difficult tree felling, introduction to Segments, precision at the stump, and planning and executing limbing and bucking. Level 3 participants should be fully equipped and prepared to work with and maintain their own chainsaw. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell and limb or buck at least one tree.

 

Participants must be prepared to work and bring their own personal protective equipment, chainsaw(s) and tools for maintenance.

Chainsaw Safety Level 3 - December 11, 2021, 8am-4:30pm, Morrison Prairie and Forest Preserve, near Muscoda.  Directions and information will be provided in an email after registration is submitted.  Payment will be due the day of the event in the form of a check made out to Driftless Area Land Conservancy.  

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

 

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