Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Event Dates

  • 05/24/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 05/25/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 06/16/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 06/22/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 06/23/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 10/07/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 10/08/2022 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Event Description

These courses are being sponsored by Dane County Parks and being taught by certified SAWW (Safety and Woods Working) trainer Luke Saunders of Adaptive Restoration. Level 1 and Level 2 are part of the four-level SAWW series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use - for more information on the SAWW program see and the attached document.

All classes are being held at Indian Lake County Park from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bathrooms and water are available at the shelter.

SAWW Level 1 dates:

  • Tuesday, May 24
  • Wednesday May 25
  • Thursday, June 16
  • Friday October 7
  • Saturday October 8

SAWW Level 2 dates:

  • Wednesday June 22
  • Thursday June 23

Cost per training (the Level 1 training and the Level 2 training have the same cost):

  • Registered Dane County Parks Volunteer (Standard Fee): $45.00
  • Volunteer for Non-Dane County Parks Land Restoration Agency (Standard Fee): $90.00
  • Private Individual, Non-Volunteer (Standard Fee): $125.00
  • Private Individual, Non-Volunteer - 50% Scholarship/ Financial Assistance (Standard Fee): $62.50

For further details on the classes please visit the registration page described below.

Registration is required and space is limited - to reserve your place please head to our reservation page here and click on the “Volunteer Program” tab. You’ll see a drop down for Level 1 and Level 2 classes. Details of the class and on what to bring are found under “Description” and to find the date you’re interested in registering for, under Calendar - “Check Availability”. You will have to either sign-in or create a new account in order to complete registration. Registration for Level 2 is contingent upon completion of a previous SAWW Level 1 class. If you know you will be completing Level 1 you can sign up for Level 2 at the same time (but please be mindful of our cancellation policy). If you are interested in a later date for Level 2 classes, let Claire know.

This registration process is new for us so please let Claire know if you have any questions.



Indian Lake County Park open shelter
8183 State Highway 19
Cross Plains, WI 53528


Claire Lamberg, Volunteer Coordinator,, (608) 516-3703

Categories: Training