March Traditional Tools Workdays with Lindsay

Bankhead National Forest

**Meeting place and any other pertinent details will be announced when you register (not immediately, someone will contact you).

Only traditional tools can be used in a federally designated wilderness area. These tools are everything from small hand pruners to a six foot long antique crosscut saw. To learn more about the background of traditional tools and why we can't use chainsaws in a wilderness area, visit this LINK. We are always looking for new certified sawyers. These work days are perfect to learn and acquire the skills you need. We host official saw training weekends a few times a year. 

Even if you do not aspire to become a certified sawyer, there are many other useful ways to help on these workdays, so please come, even if you just help carry the tools. 

You must be 16 years of age to participate and if you are a minor, ages 16 or 17, you must be accompanied by an adult. 

What do I bring?  Yourself, a backpack that can carry some small tools, your lunch, water, water filter or treatment tablets, electrolyte powder or something similar, snacks, first aid that is specific to your needs, and your own work gloves. 

You may bring your favorite tool if you have one that might be useful, but Wild Alabama will supply the saws and other tools that we need. 

For any questions contact Lindsay Madison by email  [email protected]  

These workdays are supported by a grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance.

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