Programs and Events
As NYS health and safety measures shift and allow for more flexibility, we are beginning to roll out in-person opportunities to welcome you back to the land. While many of these events will be smaller in capacity, we will try to offer as many opportunities as we can for you to join us. We will also continue to host digital events for you to learn and engage in our current work.
Check our current schedule of events below. We love our community and look forward to connecting with you again!
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: TBD, Southern Washington County
The Game of Logging is a world-recognized training curriculum developed by Swedish logger Soren Eriksson, which combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. The “game” refers to the friendly competitive aspect of the training.
Game of Logging is hands-on. One instructor works with a group of eight to ten participants to ensure that each participant has time to practice the techniques and receive personal feedback.
The entire Game of Logging is broken up into four levels, each with a full day of instruction. The Levels must be taken consecutively.
Level 4 – This level is adjusted to the interest of the group, i.e. safely getting hung trees down, use of different tools, as well as job planning and harvesting operations.
An enthusiastic participant of the 2015 Game of Logging training is offering the scholarships with the purpose of establishing a legacy of safety to be passed on to generations of colleagues, friends and family.
6 full scholarships are available for students who commit to completing all four training levels. Scholarships will include a helmet and chaps/safety pants. You may apply for a scholarship by contacting ASA staff member, Janet Britt, at 518-692-7285 or emailing email@example.com.
Here's what past participants say about the training:
"The GOL training was the most I have ever learned in the shortest time, with the greatest impact on my life and great potential to help others"
"Thank you again for the opportunity to attend the class. I have been putting my class training to use almost daily with the campsite, field edge encroachment from trees, and campsite clearing after attending the GOL class."
The Agricultural Stewardship Association is sponsoring the Game of Logging chainsaw safety training. Instructors from Northeast Woodland Training in Bristol, Vermont will provide the training.
Complete course outlines, as well as course requirements, are found on the resource page of the ASA website. Click here for more details and scholarship information