Join the Conservancy at the Van Scott Nature Reserve as we learn Chainsaw Safety with a Game of Logging instructor. The training focuses on introducing open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.
There are two opportunities to learn:
- Saturday, September 17: A Women and Their Woods Event
- Sunday, September 18: Open to all
Space for both events is limited and prior registration is required. Event fee is $15 per person for Conservancy members or Women and Their Woods graduates; $25 for non-members.
Attendees should bring a camp/folding chair, a lunch and snacks, a refillable water bottle, and dress for the weather with appropriate closed-toe footwear. Bring your own gas-powered chainsaw and safety equipment if you have it; if not, a limited amount of shared equipment will be available for use. Attendees should be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to the felling site. Event is hosted rain or shine and refunds will not be issued for cancellations or no-shows.