The U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), and the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) are hosting a crosscut A/B and a Crosscut C certification course during the week of November 13th, 2023
Why? To build capacity for wilderness stewardship among volunteers, partner staff and agency staff
What? Crosscut A/B course and Crosscut C certification courses
Where? There will be a classroom site and a field site for this course
Classroom Portion: Lumpkin County Library, 56 Mechanicsville Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Field Portion: Lake Winfield Scott, 439 Lake Winfield Scott Rd, Suches, GA 30572
When? Crosscut C –November 13-17, 2023, Crosscut A/B–November 15-17, 2023
How to attend? Students for both courses may apply by filling out the form below. Crosscut C sawyer applicants must apply and provide a letter of recommendation from their local district or land management office, ATC representative, or partner supervisor.
Course layout and expectations:
Crosscut C course: C sawyer participants are expected to arrive by 1 pm on November 13th at the Lumpkin County Library with the skills and knowledge to address complex bucking and falling scenarios in the field and instruct and evaluate Crosscut A/B participants.
Crosscut A/B course: Students are expected to attend classroom and field portions of the A/B course starting at 8 am on Wednesday, November 15th at Lumpkin County Library. All participants must be able to provide proof of current First Aid and CPR certifications. Please register below.
Expect class to begin at 8 am and end by 5 pm daily.
Camping accommodations at Lake Winfield Scott: Campsites are available for those wishing to camp during the week. The campground will be winterized–no running water, power, sewer, or facilities will be available, so campers should plan to bring all the water and supplies they’ll need for camping. Portable toilets will be available for the week.
Other Accommodations: There are several hotel options in Dahlonega, GA, including those offering a government rate.
Please fill out the form below to apply.