Crosscut Saw Training - Hoodsport Visitor Information Center

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Crosscut Saw Training - Hoodsport Visitor Information Center

Crosscut Saw Certification training as is needed for the use of the crosscut saw on trails and other public lands. The morning session from 8:30 to12:30 lecture on the historic, current, safe and effective use of the crosscut saws; to be held in the Visitor Center in Hoodsport. Afternoon Session is 1 PM to 5 PM and is the practical skills session at Big Creek Loop Campground.

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8:30 AM at  at N 150 Lake Cushman Rd/ Hoodsport Visitor Information Center

This is the major intersection in the two block town :-)

Carpool - Meeting location and Time

For those coming from Olympia area, we will meet at the US Forest Service Office at 1835 Black Lake Blvd at 7:15 ready to leave no later than 7:30.  I am making arrangements with the Forest HQ for secure parking.  If you'd like us to pick you up along the way (Steamboat Island - Shelton) let me know and I'll make sure you get a ride.  

The course has two sessions.  Attend both for credit.  Morning Session is 8:30 a.m. to noon.  This a lecture on the historic, current, safe and effective use of the crosscut saws; to be held in the Visitor Center in Hoodsport.  Afternoon Session is 1 PM to 5 PM+.  This the practical skills session at Big Creek Loop Campground.  The participants should have some previous trail maintenance experience and have working knowledge of crosscut saw use.  Students will be using a variety of trail tools to prepare a work site for the practical use of Crosscut Saws.  Students will be bucking logs (fallen trees lying on trail) ranging from 2' to 4' in diameter.  Students will be evaluated on their ability to assess the safety needs of a work site, the efficient participation and supervision of a crosscut team.

Regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Participants will need to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and leather lace up boots (or other cut resistant material).

The branch will be able to provide Hard Hats, a dozen pairs of safety glasses and slip resistant gloves, a half dozen pairs of leather gloves.  If you have your own, Personal Protection Equipment please bring them along. 

Please read through both course materials below:

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Hoodsport Visitor Information Center


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Participants will need to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and leather lace up boots (or other cut resistant material).  The branch will be able to provide Hard Hats, a dozen pairs of safety glasses and slip resistant gloves, a half dozen pairs of leather gloves.  If you have your own, Personal Protection Equipment please bring them along. 

 

Plan to be outdoors rain or shine for the practical skills session.  Bring your lunch, water and a dry change of clothes.  

 

Please read through both course materials below:

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