Open to volunteers and employees from any organization!
In this two-day training, you will learn crosscut saw techniques, procedures, and best practices for safely and effectively clearing trails in challenging situations. The course will also cover basic tool care and maintenance and include a mix of online course work, classroom learning, and hands-on field experience.
Please note that certification is a recommendation that must be approved by each local agency or land manager where work with saws is being performed. We hope to get everyone evaluated and certified, but this will depend on the number of participants as well as the amount of qualified certifiers available to help. We may arrange for a a second certification session if we can't get everyone certified initially.
REQUIREMENTS: Participants are required to participate in both days of the training. You must have at least a basic first aid certification and be able to present your card for the crosscut certification or recommendation to be given. You will be required to complete a 3-4 hour online prep course before attending the workshop; access information will be provided within 2 weeks of the workshop date. You will also need heavy-duty, cut-resistant or leather, waterproof or water-repellent, 8-inch-high laced boots with nonskid soles for safety purposes.
Campsites are available and participants will need to provide their own lunch and dinner (breakfast is provided). Potable water will be available.
Cost: $60. Refunds will be provided to those who cancel at least 2 weeks before the training date.
About Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI)
Originally created in collaboration with other organizations, OSI offers affordable, in-depth training courses for volunteers and employees from any organization to learn or improve their stewardship skills and prepare for a variety of leadership roles. Approximately 300 people each year receive OSI training in topics such as volunteer crew leadership; trail design, construction, and maintenance; ecological, habitat, and fire restoration; crosscut saw skills and more. OSI is a program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.voc.org/osi or call 303-715-1010.