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NYCAMH Offers Game of Logging Classes in March 2018

 We're offering several Game of Logging Level 1 classes this March:

  •    Monday, March 5: DEC Taconic Herford Multiple Use Area, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County
  •    Wednesday, March 7: SUNY ESF Heiberg Forest, Tully, Onondaga County
  •    Friday, March 16: McCollum Orchards, Lockport, Niagara County
  •    Saturday, March 17: McCollum Orchards, Lockport, Niagara County

About the class: The Level 1 class focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. All classes are held from 8 am to 4 pm, and there is a participation fee of $25.

What to bring: Participants are expected to bring personal safety equipment, including a logging helmet, hearing protection, and logging chaps, along with a chain saw. If you do not own these items, some will be provided during the class; the one exception is the logging helmet, which you must supply yourself. Participants should also bring a packed lunch.

To register for one of the classes, please call NYCAMH at 800.343.7527/607.547.6023 or e-mail chainsawsafety@bassett.org.