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2023 MWNNW's Women's Chainsaw Safety Workshop - Ely

Cost: $130, can be paid by check or using Eventbrite. Payments are needed before the event to secure your spot. Payment is refundable until Sept. 1. After this deadline, your payment is not refundable and will be donated to MNWWN. 

  • When: Sept 16-17: Ely, MN

The Minnesota Women's Woodland Network (MNWWN) is partnering with Dovetail Partners and Wisconsin Forestry Extension to host three workshops geared towards participants with little or no experience with a chainsaw or those looking to become trainers for future chainsaw safety workshops. The principal focus will be on safety; safe posture, safe practices, safe clothing, and safe habits. This workshop will empower women to be comfortable with running a saw and saw knowledge. These are the same workshop, just offered in three different locations.

Sessions will include:

  • Personal Protective Equipment review
  • Other safety equipment
  • Buying and maintaining a saw
  • Demonstrations of safe felling techniques
  • Hands-on opportunity for supervised, safe practice
  • Assessing the safety of the cuts
  • Answers to your chainsaw questions!

This will be a two day workshop from 8:30 - 4 pm for both days.

Food is not provided. Limited rustic lodging is available upon request at an additional cost of $40 per person. For lodging questions please contact Gloria Erickson at 218-365-0878 or at

More information will be provided upon registering.

If you have your own chaps, helmet, and chainsaw, please bring them to the workshop. A limited supply of these items will be available to use for those who do not have their own equipment

Space is limited to 15 per workshop so register early!

For questions, please email with Chainsaw Workshop in the subject.

You can find more information here.

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