Chequamegon Area
Mountain Bike Association



Fall Chainsaw Training

Posted on Aug 27, 2017 by Ron Bergin   No Comments Yet | Posted in Breaking News

The Forest Service is shifting its annual chainsaw safety training to the fall and will hold a training and certification class on Saturday, October 7 that will lead to A Apprentice Sawyer certification with the U.S. Forest Service.

The training will take place at the Namakagon Town Hall in Namakagon (intersection of Cty. Hwy M & D 10 miles east of Cable) beginning at 8:00 a.m. The morning session will be spent indoors with a safety presentation. Following lunch, the class will move outdoors for hands-on saw use.

This class is intended for CAMBA volunteers who work on any of the CAMBA trails. Certification is required of any volunteer working on the National Forest and highly recommended for all volunteers working on other CAMBA trails.

The class is appropriate for individuals who have never received chainsaw safety certification or for volunteers who have participated in this or a similar class three years ago or longer for re-certification  (2014 or earlier). An annual refresher is no longer required by the Forest Service. Therefore, if you have been certified within the past three years (2015 or later) you do not need to attend.

There is no cost for the class.  To receive full certification, participants must also receive basic first aid training. Options for receiving this training will be discussed during the class.

All participants should wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, work or hiking boots with an 8-inch ankle, and work gloves.  If you have the following personal protective equipment, please bring it to the class: chaps, eye protection, and hearing protection.  If you do not own this equipment, some will be available. You may also bring your own personal chainsaw, but an assortment of saws will also be available. You should also bring a lunch.

To register for the free class please go to

If you have questions contact CAMBA at or 715/798-3599.



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