I understand the blm and nps have task books to complete for feller a,b,c ect. But as far as the USFS,how are sawyer classes achieved after S-212?
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03-31-2013, 01:15 AM #1
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03-31-2013, 11:12 PM #2
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Anyway, the USFS has the same classifications, but no task book. You get evaluated by a higher level sawyer who watches you work. At the A & B level you usually get evaluated on at least 3 trees of the appropriate level (8" for A, generally 16 to 24" for B). The evaluation form covers a lot of skills beyond simply cutting the tree down. Brushing around the base, bucking up the tree, trouble shooting etc.
C faller is a thing all of its own with a much more stringent experience requirement and evaluation.
I think a big part of the difference is the USFS generally cuts more trees, the NPS being very restrictive about dropping trees and the USFWS / BLM not usually having a lot of trees to cut.
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