High Cascade Forest Volunteers Training

High Cascade Forest Volunteers Training

22 February 2013 | Portland, OR — Get up to pace this year with High Cascade Forest Volunteers. Their  free training weekends are your chance to hone your trail skills, get the needed USFS certifications to do trail work, and meet others in this field.

Participants can take an array of classes, from CPR/1st Aid, to retaining rock walls. You can also get your initial saw certifications, for crosscut and power saws, or get re-certified. This isn’t just a chance to get your papers straight.

It’s a chance to meet with leading field experts and inherit their skills, many of which cannot be found in field manuals or learned in the classroom alone.

“I have learned so much there,” says SMC field coordinator, Gabe Howe. “I can’t imagine doing the work we do without High Cascade.”

The Club will be arranging carpools to the Westfir Training Weekend May 17 – 19. Our 2013 wilderness crew leaders will be attending the crosscut saw certification class, as well as renewing their CPR/1st Aid.

There are four training weekends throughout the state, running April – June. Registration opens soon.

Go to their website to learn more and sign up. 

Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to volunteer, explore, and enjoy.