Game of Logging: Basic Chainsaw Safety (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Basic/Pre-Level 1 (5/9, 8am - 4:30pm, tuition $200 pp). This is a course for people with no prior experience in handling a chainsaw. Topics include training in how a chainsaw operates, basic maintenance, and bucking techniques.  It is excellent preparation for Levels 1 and 2, which will be offered in subsequent sessions. The course is open to …

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$200

Game of Logging: Levels 1 & 2 (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Participants receive training and certification in safely using a chainsaw, felling trees, and chainsaw maintenance. These field-based workshops will be conducted in any weather conditions except for heavy snows, thunderstorms or high-wind conditions; dress for any weather conditions and wear sturdy work-boots. Participants must bring their own PPE, including a safety helmet with face shield, …

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$400

Game of Logging: Levels 3 & 4

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Level 3 (6/05, 8am-4:30pm) focuses on limbing, bucking, and handling difficult trees. Level 4 (6/06, 8am-4:30pm) focuses on storm damage cleanup. These are field-based workshops and will be conducted in any weather conditions except for heavy snows, thunderstorms or high-wind conditions; dress for any weather conditions and wear sturdy work-boots. Participants must bring their own …

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$400