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Women Owning Woodlands – Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance Workshop [SOLD OUT]

This event is sold out.  For more opportunities to learn about chainsaw safety and maintenance, check out the Family Forest Field Day happening in McCleary on August 24.


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Power Tools Make Forest Management Easier!


But not everyone knows how to properly use and maintain them. It can also be difficult to stay up to date on all the new models and innovative products on the market. This workshop will teach you how to master the use of your favorite tool(s) and make sure they stay in good shape for the future. We welcome you to bring in 1 or 2 of your own outdoor power tools to receive a hands-on demonstration on how to properly use and maintain them. Common tools include chainsaws, brush cutters, and trimmers. All brands are welcome but this will be held in a Stihl facility so bringing Stihl products will make it easier if something needs to be fixed!

This workshop is for women who are interested in learning about power tool maintenance in the company of other women.  For other opportunities to learn about this topic, check out the chainsaw safety and maintenance sessions available at the Family Forest Field day on August 24, along with a number of other educational sessions.

Leading this class is J.D. Fernstrom, Technical Services Manager for Stihl Northwest.

What’s covered:

  • Proper use of common forest management power tools
  • Proper maintenance of common forest management power tools
  • Review of safety procedures for common forest management power tools
  • Hands-on training and advice for your specific tools
  • Opportunities to learn about new products
  • Q & A sessions


When:   July 20, 9AM – 1PM

Where:  Stihl Classroom – 215 N Hamilton Rd.  Chehalis, WA 98532 (use south parking lot)

Cost:     $15 per person or family (limit to 4)

A pizza lunch is provided.  If you have dietary restrictions, please make arrangements with Patrick Shults ( ahead of time.

Ready to sign up?




Call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at

Need Accommodations?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. To request accommodations, you must call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at at least two weeks in advance. WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.