• 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…

  • Drought and Wildfire Prep in the Peak to Peak Region

    Join 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, Saws and Slaws, and the Boulder Watershed Collective. Below is the registration link to access!! Register in advance for this meeting: https://extension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuurpzsrGNBzt4Z5D_exWxIJGlkPepfM

  • Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series – Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Montane fire history Peter Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research, Inc.

    Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. by CSU, SRFSN, Forest Stewards Guild About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of…

  • Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series – Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Sub-alpine ecology/historical perspective Jason Sibold, Assistant Professor of Geography, CSU

    Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. by CSU, SRFSN, Forest Stewards Guild About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of…

  • Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series – Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Operations Brad White, Grand County Fire Chief (Additional speakers pending confirmation)

    Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. by CSU, SRFSN, Forest Stewards Guild About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of…

  • Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

    Wildfire Preparedness Workshop April 27 In this comprehensive Cowildfire workshop, we will present the latest information that will help you prepare for a wildfire in our community. Much continues to be learned after the devastating fires of the last few years, so it is important to stay informed of the current recommendations around how to prepare, how to reduce the negative impacts and how to survive those impacts when they happen. Since we live in a fire-adapted ecosystem, we know that it is a question of when, not if, a fire impacts our community. We will be covering: – mitigating your structure and landscape – specific risks for Coal Creek…

  • Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class

    Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class April 6 and 7 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 and Forestry Consultant to Boulder County The…

  • Fire Mitigation Events

    2019 Season Applications Now Open!

    Saws and Slaws is now taking applications for neighborhood events for 2019. Now is the time to talk to your neighbors about getting on the schedule for next Spring and Summer. Get out, connect with those in your proximity, and vow to get your properties safer and healthier. Got questions? Call Us! (303) 642-0273. SawsAndSlaws_Application_2019 Curbside Chipping Event Update On September 8th, the good residents of Twin Spruce, all the way up to Dowdle, were given a chance to drag their slash to their own curb and watch it quickly processed in our enormous chipper. The many volunteers of the 501(c)3 organization Saws & Slaws came together once again for a…

  • Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes (Boulder County)

    Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes Saturday, October 10th 10:00-2:00 Are you interested in wildfire mitigation, but you have questions or concerns? How will it look? Will I have to cut all my trees? What inexpensive retrofits are available to help protect my structures? Come visit Wildfire Partners properties in your community. Check out practical wildfire mitigation measures for yourself. Talk to your neighbors about the lessons they learned and solutions they developed. Twenty Wildfire Partners homeowners throughout Boulder County’s foothills and mountains are participating in our first Wildfire Partners Tour of Home. These homeowners (along with hundreds of other Wildfire Partners) have been working very hard to prepare their property,…

  • Articles

    Saws and Slaws Progress for 2015

    Saws and Slaws By Linda Martin, enthusiastic Sawyer Mountain Messenger, Sept 2015 Happy September! The team at Saws and Slaws has continued to be productive again this season helping neighbors with their forest health and fire mitigation and we will keep working on it as long as the weather allows. Last month we did Round 2 in the Hilltop neighborhood and the neighbors there are very pleased with the sheer amounts of fuel removed from their collective forest. A big thanks to Dave Pence who has been a part of the S&S family for many years but as a homeowner in the neighborhood, took extra initiative to make sure his…