AMC Wilderness Values and Crosscut Training

Join two guest instructors, Scotty Bowman and Nick Anderson, from S.A.W.S (Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards) for this in-depth training on Wilderness values with the option for crosscut saw certification.

Presented by: Appalachian Mountain Club

Event Details

July 11 - 14, 2022

Location: Camp Dodge Trails Center

08:30 AM to 05:00 PM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

09:30 AM to 06:00 PM (Mountain Time)
10:30 AM to 07:00 PM (Central Time)
11:30 AM to 08:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Contact Information

Register online here.

Additional information and registration for these workshops can be found online at Please reach out to Erik Samia at [email protected] or 603-466-8124 with any questions.



The classroom sessions on days 1 and 2 (July 11 and 12) will introduce the history of Federally-designated Wilderness, intrinsic vs. extrinsic values, and traditional tools used in maintaining Wilderness trails. The classroom session will also provide the required content for those interested in the additional two days in the field for crosscut saw certification.

Days 3 and 4 (July 13 and 14) will be the field session for crosscut saw certification, including a day of skills practice and an evaluation day.

The crosscut saw certification cohort is limited to 10 participants, but additional participants who are not interested in the certification are welcome to attend the first two classroom days.

Camp Dodge Trails Center is located at 1 Camp Dodge Rd., Gorham, NH 03581 (to the north of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, on the east side of NH Route 16 across from the Great Gulf trailhead). Lodging is available at Camp Dodge in co-ed shared bunkhouses. The bathhouse is a short walk from the bunkhouses. There are no linens or towels provided. Breakfast, trail lunches, and dinner are served in the Camp Dodge kitchen.

A current First Aid and CPR certification is required as a prerequisite for this course. Additional recommended online pre-work will be sent by email after you register.




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