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Last Saturday’s chainsaw course well-attended, successful

Saturday, May 13, “saw” a very successful chainsaw certification course for 12 attendees, some of whom braved the North Fork Road to drive up from down-valley.¬† The NorthWest Montana Back Country Horsemen supplied no less than three instructors for the event!

Congratulations are due to all attendees and our deepest thanks to expert instructors Jim Watson, Alan Habel and Rick Mathies.

hainsaw course, classroom portion at Sondreson Hall, May 13, 2023 - Rick A. Mathies

hainsaw course, classroom portion at Sondreson Hall, May 13, 2023 – Rick A. Mathies

Chainsaw course, field portion along Center Mountain Road, May 13, 2023 - Rick A. Mathies

Chainsaw course, field portion along Center Mountain Road, May 13, 2023 – Rick A. Mathies

Early-season First Aid/CPR/AED class well attended

First Aid/CPR/AED class at Sondreson Hall, April 11, 2023 (intro) - W. K. Walker

First Aid/CPR/AED class at Sondreson Hall, April 11, 2023 (intro) – W. K. Walker

North Fork Trails arranged for a special early-season First Aid/CPR/AED class to provide  certification to people who needed it prior to attending the upcoming May 13 chainsaw course. Several others signed up, too.

As usual, the event was customized for the North Fork’s unique, off-grid conditions that make local residents the first responders to almost all emergencies. And, as usual, it was a great success. Kudos to instructor Bob Lee who always does a great job covering a lot of material in a straightforward, accessible fashion