Chain Saw Basics for Woodland Owners
Rogue River Area Directions provided upon registration.
This workshop will cover basic chainsaw use in fuels reduction, brushing, and similar woodland management operations. Discussions and demonstrations will focus on safety, personal protective equipment, maintenance, chain sharpening, and safe and effective use of chainsaws in the woods. Pole power pruners and brush cutters will also be covered. Participants should wear long pants and shirts, boots or sturdy shoes with non-skid soles, and eye protection. Ear plugs will be provided. Pre-registration is required. The program is sponsored by the Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service.
Kim Aufhauser has a BS in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University and a MA in Experience-Based Leadership Training and Program Development from Prescott College. He worked as a Park Ranger in six different National Parks and has taught extensively in the areas of law enforcement, search and rescue, wilderness survival, and emergency preparedness. As a college instructor, he has taught numerous chainsaw courses.