uman Powered Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: “To develop and maintain first class sustainable and environmentally correct, human-powered, shared use trails for the La Crosse, WI region."
|Written by Benjamin Spanel|
|Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:25|
Human Powered Trails is sponsoring a hands-on in the field chainsaw training session on Saturday, April 30.
The Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance (F.I.S.T.A.) will be conducting the training. The training will deal with situations that we see in trail building, but the class will benefit anyone who uses a chainsaw. The F.I.S.T.A. instructors are extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and have a great deal of experience. Topics of the training include using environmentally sound practices, personal protective equipment, tools and tool maintenance, tree felling, limbing, and bucking.
HPT requires that all volunteers that operate a chainsaw at HPT functions must complete this training.
Participants do not need any power equipment, but you may bring your own chainsaw, chaps, helmet, and ear & eye protection. HPT equipment will be available for everyone to share. All participants must wear long pants, long sleeves, boots, gloves, and protective eye wear.