CCE Chainsaw safety


Game of Logging chainsaw safety training

  • Monday, May 13, 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 22, 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Hands-on one-day training open to anyone that wants to learn about chainsaw safety, maintenance, and felling trees.

Class fee: $150.00 per day
** FREE for volunteers maintaining Chautauqua County public trails thanks to a community grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation

Certificate earned at the end of one day. 

Available dates: 

- May 13 - Level 1 (minimum required to work on NY public lands)
- May 14 - Level 2 (completion of Level 1 required)
- May 28 - Level 1
- August 21 - Level 1 
- August 22 - Level 2 

For more information on Game of Logging levels, visit

Location: All sessions will be within Chautauqua County, NY


This program will be held outside, so participants should dress properly for the weather including close-toed shoes and long sleeves.

Participants are encouraged to bring:

  • Lunch to eat in the field during the training.
  • Chainsaw and sharpening/maintenance tools.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including a hard hat, chainsaw protective chaps, and eye protection that satisfies the ANSI Z87.1 standard.
  • DBH (diameter breast height) measuring tape, if available.

Participants will earn a Game of Logging Level 1 or Level 2 certificate after completing the entire day of training.


The grant covering volunteers maintaining trails was made possible through Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation's generous community-minded donors. The NCCF is committed to improving the community through the promotion of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking, and community leadership. The organization has distributed over $17 million in the form of grants and scholarships within the community. For more information, call 716-366-4892 or visit


$150.00 per day / FREE for volunteers maintaining public trails


Last updated May 23, 2024