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Chainsaw Safety Training at the Reserve

September 18, 2022
7:30 am
- 4:00 pm

Woman receiving instruction on how to use a chainsaw

Join the Conservancy at the Van Scott Nature Reserve as we learn Chainsaw Safety with a Game of Logging instructor. The training focuses on introducing open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.

There are two opportunities to learn:

Space for both events is limited and prior registration is required. Event fee is $15 per person for Conservancy members or Women and Their Woods graduates; $25 for non-members.

Attendees should bring a camp/folding chair, a lunch and snacks, a refillable water bottle, and dress for the weather with appropriate closed-toe footwear. Bring your own gas-powered chainsaw and safety equipment if you have it; if not, a limited amount of shared equipment will be available for use. Attendees should be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to the felling site. Event is hosted rain or shine and refunds will not be issued for cancellations or no-shows.

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This event is partially funded by a grant from the US Forest Service at Grey Towers National Historic Site.


September 18, 2022
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Delaware Highlands Conservancy
(570) 226-3164


Van Scott Nature Reserve
571 Perkins Pond Rd
Beach Lake, PA 18405 United States
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(570) 226-3164