Blues Crew Trip Leader Resources

 

Liability

Blues Crew Liability Release Form – to be used on all work parties and signed by all participants

Federal Government Volunteer Group Sign-up - to be used on all USFS and Corp of Engineers work parties.  Copy of form to be submitted to sponsoring agency leader upon completion of project.


Checklist

Work Party Checklist – contains details to support work party planning – pre, during and post trip activities of the Trial Leader

Tool Inventory Form


Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Powerpoint

Epi-PEN Certification Powerpoint


WTA Resources




Trainings

USFS Chainsaw Cross Training Course

USFS Crosscut Saw Manual

Handtools for Trailwork-Part 1   USDA Forest Service 1998 - Missoula Technology Development Center. Tools for Sawing, Brushing, Grubbing: 

 Handtools for Trail Work - Part 2 - USDA Forest Service 1998 - Missoula Technology Development Center. Axes, chopping, a different technique for experienced choppers, tools for hammering, tools for digging and tamping, tool handles, sharpening.

 Basic Trail Maintenance - USDA Forest Service 1995 - Missoula Technology Development Center. Learn the basics of trail maintenance and how to select the right tool for each task.

 Surface Water Control - Trails in Wet Areas: Turnpike and Puncheon Construction - USDA Forest Service 1994 - Missoula Technology Development Center. Learn about turnpikes and puncheons and which will work best for your wet trails.

 Constructing Trail Switchbacks - USDA Forest Service 2000 - Missoula Technology Development Center. Learn how to plan, lay out, construct, and maintain switchbacks.

 The Crosscut Sawyer - USDA Forest Service 2007 - Missoula Technology Development Center. Crosscut saws are experiencing a revival not only in designated wilderness areas but in other backcountry settings. These traditional tools offer a safe and effective way to fell trees and buck logs when they are properly used and maintained. The 43-minute "Crosscut Sawyer" DVD shows experienced sawyers sizing up trees, evaluating situations, making safe sawing decisions, and pointing out common mistakes that occur during sawing operations. This DVD is a companion to the Forest Service "Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course." For Forest Service saw certification, field testing is also required.

 Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 1 - Spring Poles - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

 Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 2 - Bucking: Top Bind - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

 Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 3 - Bucking: Bottom Bind - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 4 - Bucking: Blow Down - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 5 - Bucking: Angle Cut - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

 Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 6 - Situation Analysis - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 7 - Boring - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.

Wildland Fire Chain Saws - Part 8 - Tree Falling - National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2004 - NFES 2645 - Course S-212.