Women's Chainsaw Safety 101

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Women's Chainsaw Safety 101

Women's Chainsaw Safety 101

Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Jones Lake State Park, Elizabethtown, NC


This course will cover the basic elements of safe chainsaw operation. Topics will include personal protective equipment, parts of a chainsaw, buying and maintaining a chainsaw, safe chainsaw operation, and hands-on experience in basic chainsaw operation. Protective equipment and chainsaws will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own if available. You will have the opportunity to start a chainsaw and cut slices, or "cookies" from logs if you feel comfortable, but it is not a requirement.


This workshop costs $10, which includes lunch and materials. Registration is required by Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 PM. Scholarships are available for those in need.


Registration can be found here: go.ncsu.edu/womenchainsaw

(You will need to create an account to register)


Contact Laurel Kays at (919) 513-2573 for questions.


Why is Audubon helping guide this new initiative?

One of the best ways Audubon North Carolina can protect birds and the places they need is to work with private landowners to steward their forest with birds in mind. The number of women owning woodlands individually or in joint ownership is growing, thus increasing their ability to make decisions about as much as 65 percent of North Carolina forests. With our Forest Landbird Legacy Program, Audubon offers technical guidance for bird-friendly forestry. While maintaining contiguous mature forest blocks is important, interior-dwelling songbirds seek structural diversity within the stand that can be formed by introducing small canopy gaps and creating snags (standing dead trees) with the safe use of a chainsaw. This small-scale forestry work, often called single-tree selection, increases the number of bird species a forest can support. See: http://nc.audubon.org/news/faqs-forest-management-birds


This workshop is the first in a developing series being offered for women about forestry and natural resources management. If you know someone who may be interested in participating, or would like more information about this regional series, please let Laurel Kays know!