I've been either too busy or too broke to make it out there for the past couple of months (OK, so mostly too broke! ) but finally able to make a short trip on Friday and will spend a little time cleaning up what I can.
Somehow the 30% chance of spotty showers turned into 100% chance of non-stop torrential rain, so I wasn't able to do as much clean up as I had hoped but picked up a little bit and cleared some downed trees and branches. There was one HUGE tree down across the Dutch John service road that I alerted the FS about... I'm off to check Craigslist for chainsaws.
My previous encounter with a fallen tree led me to add a chainsaw to my small collection of gear, although I've been having a little trouble finding information on what the rules/guidelines are for using a chainsaw out at the park? That is to say, I've read that cutting down live trees is prohibited (which is not something I would ever do anyway) and I also read that "harvesting" firewood in larger quantities requires a permit... but do activities such as clearing a downed tree, or collecting small amounts of wood for personal camping use require a specific certification and/or permit?
If someone would be willing to educate me a bit I'd greatly appreciate it, thanks in advance!
Depending on the course it should be about 3 days. You will also need to have taken a CPR / first aid class and be current on it. We have been trying for a while now for him to set up a class now. He has been busy this year.