Sawyer Certification Workshops

Posted 1-30-2018

2018 Sawyer Certification Workshops


The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Sawyer Certification Program teaches Trail volunteers how to safely operate a chain saw 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 following session in 2018:

  • April 28-29 – Bradford, Me
  • September 29-30 – Bowdoin, ME

The workshops will be for both new certification and re-certification.  For new sawyers, the course will be held on both Saturday and Sunday.  For sawyers with a current, Level B Certification, the re-certification course will be one day only, the Saturday of the noted weekend.   For Level B sawyers not certified for felling – a Sunday session is available teaching tree felling techniques and will provide certification for that Level B 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. Space is limited.

Please contact Craig Dickstein at – (207) 672-4983 – PO Box 128, Caratunk, Maine 04925.