FDRD is excited to offer new volunteer opportunities to help the Forest Service this summer! If you enjoy recreating Summit County’s beautiful National Forest, you’ve likely noticed numerous fallen trees that cross our trails—especially in the backcountry. Due to the tremendous number of trees that fall each winter, we’re hoping to lend a hand by getting volunteers certified with a crosscut saw. As you probably already know, wilderness regulations prohibit the use of anything mechanized in these designated areas, so chainsaws are not permitted.
One of our partner organizations, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) does a great job with these courses and due to popularity, they have coordinated three crosscut saw training and certification courses around the state for the early summer. The certification attained at these trainings will prepare you properly for utilizing these skills on the National Forest and in Wilderness Areas. Click here to view the VOC crosscut saw courses.
We will ask volunteers to commit to four crosscut volunteer days each summer, once the two-day certification is complete. The course costs $60 for the weekend and FDRD will pay for, or reimburse, all volunteers for the cost of the class. Please note: in order to attend the training, each volunteer will need to have a current CPR certification complete by the start of the course. CPR courses can be found in numerous locations around the state.
We’re excited to be helping with this arduous but important task that occupies a lot of agency time in the early part of the summer. Come be a part of this new program, help your local National Forest and learn something new in the process! Please contact Doozie Martin for more information. He can be reached by phone at (970) 262-3449 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.