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Chainsaw Safety Level 1

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 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 the chain.


Class Size: 6-12 students.  Classes fill rapidly – register today!

What to bring:  Appropriate dress for the weather.  A portion of this class will be held in the field.
Safety Helmet and personal protective equipment (PPE)-  Boots, gloves, eye and ear protection, chaps and helmet.
Water Bottle and lunch
A chainsaw if you have one, and any tools used for maintenance and sharpening the chain.

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

Level 1 Cost: $100 KWC Members  – $120 Non Members

To register or for more information, visit the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative



November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$100 – $120
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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center
S3661 State Hwy 131
La Farge, WI United States
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Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
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