Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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Low Impact Forestry Workshops

November 14-17, 2019
MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center

Introduction to LIF

Introduction to LIF
1 day (pre-requisite for logging tracks) – Nov. 14, 2019 – $125

Taught by foresters, soil scientists, and experienced landowners, this one-day introductory field course serves as a great introduction to the philosophy of Low-Impact forestry. While touring a nearby woodlot with a long history of sustainable management, we will cover woodland ecology, silviculture, legal issues, management plans, equipment considerations and more. This course serves as a forestry  pre-requisite for the Draft and Mechanical courses, but can also be taken as a stand-alone primer on forest management.

 
LIF Workshop Logging with Draft Animals

Logging with Draft Animals
Nov. 14 - 17, 2019
PRICE $425 – includes all meals & basic accommodations and the one day Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry course

This four-day workshop begins with Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry, a required pre-requisite for the following three days of instruction in logging with draft animals.

The draft portion will cover the basics of horsemanship and how to drive a working animal, including terminology, equipment, harnessing, and voice and body commands. During the latter half of the weekend, students will work alongside instructors to gain confidence driving animals with varying loads and through obstacle courses of varying difficulty. Weather permitting, students will have the chance to spend time in the woodlot moving logs.

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LIF Workshop Logging with Hand Tools & Small Machinery

Logging with Hand Tools & Small Machinery
Nov. 14 - 17, 2019

PRICE $425 – Includes all meals & basic accommodations and the one day Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry course

This four-day workshop begins with Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry, a required pre-requisite for the following three days of instruction in Logging With Handtools and Small Machinery.

The three days of instruction in Logging with Hand Tools & Small Machinery will focus on teaching students about the many tools that can facilitate harvesting and moving wood. The course will begin with the simplest types of mechanical advantage provided by human-powered hand tools. Throughout the duration of the course, students will build upon their understanding of levers, pulleys, and mechanical advantage and learn to apply them in a variety of situations, learning about the benefits and limitations of each. Students will have an opportunity to utilize a variety of tools and equipment, from peaveys to tractor-powered winches.

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MOFGA Chainsaw Safety Workshop

MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop
2 days – November 15 and 16, 2019 – $200 | $150 for MOFGA members

Registration is full. Individuals interested in taking the course can contact Noah at forestry@mofga.org to get on the waiting list.

 

Scholarship: Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form by October 1st. We will make scholarship decisions and inform all applicants of their status by October 15. For more information, contact us at forestry@mofga.org

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