• First Event of the Season 2021
    Articles

    Saws and Slaws June News

    June Saws & Slaws News by Heather Hanson / Linda Martin  June? already? The weather is great for getting down to business with the defensible space around your home. Defensible space can suggest alternate paths for a fire to follow away from your house. Any action is worthwhile for the health of your space. Many studies observe that homes with effective defensible space are more likely to survive a wildfire. 60 feet of defensible space combined with a non-flammable roof, your chances can be as great as 86%. *(Surviving Wildfire, Linda Masterson) Homes surrounded by pine and conifer ideally require 100 feet. This is known as zone 2. In zone 1…

  • Mitigation

    Wildfire Forecast and Preparation in the Peak to Peak Region Webinar

    Watch the first webinar of our summer series! Learn more about drought and wildfire forecasts and wildfire preparations, local fuel models, and why home ignition zone and defensible space mitigation are essential to protect your home and neighborhood in the Peak-to-Peak Region. It is hosted by the Gilpin County CSU extension, Timberline Fire Protection District, Saws and Slaws, and the Boulder Watershed Collective. https://sawsandslaws.org/event/drought-and-wildfire-prep-in-the-peak-to-peak-region/ https://www.boulderwatershedcollective.com/

  • Chainsaw Maintenance Workshop

    Hey Folks,   Join Dana Lawson and us to learn more about ways of fixing, maintaining, and cleaning your chainsaw! This workshop will be hosted in the CCC Community Center parking lot on July 10th from 9:30-12:00. Bring your equipment and some snacks, and have a great time! Sign up below if you are interested! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AA2BA6FD0-chainsaw

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    June 26th Saws and Slaws Event

    Hey Folks! Unfortunately, we are going to have to reschedule our June mitigation event to a later date. However, we will still be running a “Buck ‘n’ Truck” event in place of our event! We will meet at the intersection of Divide View Drive, Katie Lane, and Hess Road. We need trucks/trailers, loaders, and sawyers. The weather isn’t looking too bad/warm, so come on out and join us! Here is the updated signup for this Saturday’s Buck ‘n’ Truck event! See ya there! Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AA2BA6FD0-june Thanks!    

  • Chainsaw Maintenance

    Chainsaw Skills and Safety Class

    Learn how to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. Training will be presented in three parts: – Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well-running saw. – Chainsaw Safety & Personal Protective Equipment – including things to watch out for while cutting. – Tree Felling & Cutting Skills – classroom review followed by field exercises. Presented by: Eric Philips, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection and Eric Folwell, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection NWCG ENGB. The two-day…

  • May 8th Saws and Slaws Event

    Hey Folks, We need your help for our first Saws and Slaws event of the year. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing on site. Please fill out our Covid-19 questionnaire below, and if you answer yes to any questions, please stay home. Click on the button below to sign up for the event. The address is included in the signup below. Covid-19: https://forms.gle/u78bypu2apRLja2m6   Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5aa2ba6fd0-may8th