San Juan Mountains Association and retired wilderness ranger Anne Dal Vera will host a crosscut saw training as a celebration of Colorado Public Lands Day on May 15 and May 16 via Zoom. The field session will be delayed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Participants will train with sawyers to assist with the effort to keep trails clear and accessible throughout wilderness areas.
The course has three components:
An eight-hour online course with test, which must be completed before May 15.Three-hour session in classroom to teach saw care and recent new information, May 15.Eight-hour field session, in which students use the saws to cut out trees on the ground (bucking) and move the cut sections. The trees may be in piles or single trees. Students are evaluated, and recommendations are made to the Forest Service for certification.For more information and registration, visit www.sjma.z2systems.com/np/clients/sjma/eventRegistration.jsp?event=25&.