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Crosscut Saw Training and Certification

May 29th-31st (Location to be determined soon...)


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, Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance (ESWA), has lined up a professional crosscut saw instructor who works for the USFS to lead volunteers through this certification. The location will be determined shortly and it is our goal to keep the worksite near a trailhead for easy accessibility. We will ask volunteers to commit to (4) crosscut volunteer days each summer, once the three-day certification is complete.

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 doozie@fdrd.org.