Chainsaw Training

Chainsaw Training

MATC sawyers received official training today in bucking, limbing, and felling. These are important skills to keep us safe on the trail, as well as skilled in making efficient cuts since often just getting to blowdowns requires carrying a saw (and gas, and tools, and PPE) miles before we even start sawing. We were led by a very knowledgeable and great instructor- thank you, Peter!

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Maintainers and Monitors

The National Park Service has issued guidelines that allow us to resume our trail and campsite maintenance as well as boundary monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is great news! However, there are a few tasks to complete before heading out, and guidance to work within while on the trail so that we remain as safe as possible.  Volunteers need to watch a video and complete an on-line acknowledgement form to demonstrate that you have read, acknowledge, and agree to follow actions to improve safety found in the COVID-19 JHA (Job Hazard Analysis) and training. This means that before you can work […]

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