Sawyer Certification Workshops
2019 Sawyer Certification Workshops
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Sawyer Certification Program teaches Trail volunteers how to safely operate a chainsaw to remove downed trees and to cut materials needed for Trail projects. We offer no-cost (to the student) training courses, personal protective equipment (PPE), and reimbursement of first-aid/CPR certification costs for MATC member trail maintainers. For others, the fee is $130 without PPE and FA/CPR reimbursement.
The Maine Appalachian Trail Club is offering the usual spring and fall sessions for 2019 as follows:
If you have an interest in either new certification or re-certification please contact Craig Dickstein at
PO Box 128, Caratunk, Maine 04925
The workshops will be for both new certification and re-certification. The re-certification course will be one day only, the Saturday of the training weekend. The one-day re-certification class is for Sawyers with a currentLevel B certification. Since initial certification is for bucking and limbing only, we are also tentativelyoffering sawyers not certified for felling a one day session (Sunday of the training weekend) to learn felling techniques and get certified for that B-level skill set.
If your current certification will expire in the next twelve months, or has recently expired, we urge you to sign-up for a workshop and renew your credentials. If you have not taken advantage of this valuable training and wish to use a chainsaw on the Trail, then join us for a fun and worthwhile two days.