Introduction to Hand Saws: Trail U 1001

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Join the Trail Conference and the Catskill Conservation Corps. to learn about using handsaws on Catskills trails!  It's amazing what you can do without a chainsaw!

This course will cover the basic safety precautions and hazards of hand saw work, different saw tools available (as well as the pros/cons of each), some more advanced techniques (like relieving tension and using wedges), and give a chance to use different types of saws in the field.

You will walk away more confident about tackling small downed trees and branches on your own, and better informed on when and how to report larger blowdowns to chainsawyers.

Come prepared with water, snacks, and a personal hand saw if you have one.

The Catskill Conservation Corps
 is a partnership between the Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation providing volunteer opportunities to the public on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.
Workshop Date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Catskill Park | Onterora Lake Wild Forest

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Catskill Mountains - Kingston Area
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Cut Off Date and Time: 
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:00
Membership Required?: 
Doug Senterman
Peter Dolan
Need more information? Please contact: 
Doug Senterman | [email protected] | 518-628-4243
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