Saw Certification Course – 10/7-9

Location TBD US Forest Service, along with many other land managers NWTA partners with, require certified saw operators to address any downed tree over 5 inches in diameter. During this 3-day saw certification training course you will receive a certification allowing you to operate a saw when appropriate during trail work days. USFS assigns different saw … Read More

Klootchy Creek Saw Work Recap

The cold and snow didn’t stop seven hardy NWTA sawyers from a massive project at Klootchy Creek on Saturday, March 25. The volunteers showed up at Klootchy Creek to clear hundreds upon hundreds of matted, snow-covered trees left on the ground from a commercial thinning project. The slash was 4-5 feet high in a freshly … Read More

Sawyer Work Clearing Downed Trees at Sandy Ridge

Written by Colin Marthaller, Stewardship Director & Quartermaster ([email protected]) This past Sunday (1/16), a couple of our USFS certified sawyers, SRT trail stewards, and swampers cleared downed trees at Sandy Ridge. In total, a dozen trees were cleared from Upper Hide & Seek and Johnny Royale. These trails are now clear. If you happen to come … Read More

NWTA sawyers trained & certified by USFS

Written by Dan Beaman. Seven NWTA members congregated at the Middle Fork Ranger Station in Westfir, OR on the morning of March 14th. Unbeknownst to them, this would be the last sanctioned group event for the foreseeable future. The group was a mix of Northwest Trail Alliance & North Coast Trail Alliance Local Stewardship Teams, … Read More