Building wildfire resiliency in the communities throughout Minnesota's Arrowhead region.

RESCHEDULED: Chainsaw Class and Pile And Burn Hazardous Woody Debris


Students will be introduced to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws. 


When:

  • Friday March 11th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM In classroom instruction (masks are required for in classroom instruction)
  • Saturday March 12th 8:00AM – 3:00 PM In the field overseen instruction on chain saw use and woody debris pile stacking and safe burning techniques
  • Sunday March 13th 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM In the field overseen instruction on chain saw use and woody debris pile stacking and safe burning techniques

Main Instructor: Ryan Miller, Vermilion Natural Resource instructor

Location:  Vermilion Community College, Ely, MN      Classroom: NS111

Course description : 

Students will be introduced to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws. Field instruction will consist of entry level training of safe use of a chainsaw. Class is specifically for individuals with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw. This class will be providing a hands on in the field cutting experience. The class will also demonstrate safe piling and burning techniques for cut hazardous woody debris materials. 

Who should attend: Anyone 18 or older who is interested in wildland fire resiliency and forest restoration on their property. Learn how to safely thin trees, pile and burn hazardous woody debris. 

All classroom materials provided. Chainsaws and safety equipment provided, as well. Field instruction will be outside, so dress for the weather.   Mask requirements for indoor campus spaces have ended. Effective immediately (Friday, March 4).  Please remember that individuals can continue wearing masks if they prefer. (Click here for additional VCC COVID-19 Information). 

Cost: FREE. Class size is limited. Lunch will be provided. 

Registration via Eventbrite, click here to register.  

If you have questions, please call or email Gloria Erickson at gloria@dovetailinc.org or 218-365-0878.

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