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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sawyer Certification- Minnesota

sawyer guide cover
from Ed Solstad, Border Route Trail Association Mechanized Trips Coordinator

Hello all of you Border Route Trail enthusiasts

Plan now to obtain/renew your US Forest Service crosscut and/or chainsaw certification at either Saturday or Sunday, April 18 or 19. (You need only attend one day.) As in prior years, the sessions we'll be held at the Bunker Hills Campground Visitor Center located in Bunker Hills Regional Park, CSAH 14/Main Street (Formerly Highway 242) and Foley Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN . We'll be inside from 8-noon and outside "hands-on" in the afternoon.

The Forest Service wants to be sure to have enough instructors and materials brought down from up north so PLEASE RSVP (yes, that's redundant) via email with your name, address, phone #, crosscut and/or chain saw, plus Saturday 4/18 or Sunday 4/19 to John Elliott Note: If you want certification for both crosscut and chain saws, you’ll need to attend both days.

We’re planning on hosting a chain saw and brush cutter familiarization and practice session on Saturday, April 4^th . Contact Ed Solstad at for details.

John Elliott will be coordinating the 2009 BRTA saw training and certification programs.

The Spring Maintenance Trip Calendar will be available in February with both weekend trips and week long trips scheduled for both the the BWCAW and Pigeon River Sections.

The western portion of the Border Route is concurrent with the North Country Trail. NCTA sawyers qualify for a patch to display. Contact NCTA Headquarters for more information.

See the The “USFS *Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course - *Student’s Guidebook” (a pdf)
See Border Route Trail

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