Trailwork has begun at the Pipestone Quarry in Rice Lake and there will be volunteers out there each and every Saturday from 9am until Noon. We hope to complete the first loop this summer/fall so please join in for this exciting new trail system.
What to bring: loppers, hand saws, shovels as well as bug spray, water and long pants.
Location: 1951 27 1/2 Street Rice Lake, WI
There is going to be a Chain Saw Safety Training class put on by the Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance, Inc. (FISTA) in conjunction with the Eau Claire County Forest and Parks Department at the Tower Ridge Recreation Area on Saturday August 8th, 2015. It will be an all day class running approx. 8:30am – 4pm.
The cost of the class would be $145 / each for anyone wishing to attend.
Level 1 – Basic Level
This course is intended for those students with little to no chainsaw experience. Level 1 offers training in the following areas:
• Personal protective equipment
• Chainsaw safety features
• Reactive forces of the chainsaw
• Identification and function of each part of the chain
• Safe use of the chain saw
• Introduction to daily maintenance demonstration
• The bore cut
• Hinge establishment and importance
• Open face notch
• Evaluation before felling
• Spring poles and (time permitting) limbing and bucking field demonstration.
Each student must come to class prepared to cut wood. This means wearing the proper PPE; which includes chain saw chaps/pants, hard hat with full visor and/or safety glasses, gloves, protective toe boots (cut resistant if available), and hearing protection, a chain saw in proper working order, and fuel / bar oil for the chain saw.
It is recommended that anyone felling any size tree, or using a chainsaw for any reason, regardless of hazard, attend both the Basic and Intermediate Level courses. At least 30 hours of field experience is recommended prior to attending the Level 2 Intermediate course.
For more information or to register contact Ben Parsons at 715-282-4979 or email at email@example.com