A weekly blog for all things conservation
By Kevin Brown- BCCD, Ag team Leader
If you are a regular reader of the column, or you have read something that sparked your interest, or you just disagree with something you have read, here is your chance to talk about it. We have received a grant to hold two meetings to talk about a lot of the conservation practices that we continually talk about and promote. I am going to structure the meetings to be more informal where we can listen to each other and find out what experiences other locals have had. There are a lot of people out there that are a lot smarter than I am and they have maybe done things a certain way for a long period of time and have been very successful at it. Why wouldn’t we want to hear from them? If you would like to be one of “them”, or if you want to hear from “them”, make plans to be there. I think we have plenty of great topics to talk about.
By: Kevin Brown, Ag Team Leader, BCCD
Do you operate a chainsaw? It is probably one of the most dangerous things that one can do, especially now. Ash trees are everywhere, and they are all dead or dying. The woods are dangerous enough before we had that hazard. Now it is much worse. It is imperative that you know how to operate a saw safely. If you have ever looked into learning safe techniques to operating a chainsaw, you have probably heard of The Game of Logging. It is a world-class program designed to train people to be able to safely navigate the felling and cutting up of trees. It is a commercial logger training program taught at a “backwoods/weekender” level. It IS the standard and people that have attended it hold it in the highest regard. Do something for yourself that could potentially save your life. We all know people that have been killed in the woods. Let that statistic not be you. The course is being offered on March 12th by the Northern Tier Hardwood Association (NTHA). You must register and they are looking for participants. Please contact them at NTHA- Facebook, website, etc. Or contact us with the information below and we will steer you in the right direction. It is a top-notch program and you won’t be sorry.
Various staff at the Bradford County Conservation District