Requesting Crosscut Sawyers to Assist w Hurricane Damage

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Requesting Crosscut Sawyers to Assist w Hurricane Damage

Post by Jim_Thode » September 29th, 2017, 6:27 am

The FS is activating its national network of Wilderness experts to assist with Region 8 hurricane clean-up needs in Wilderness:
Region is 8 looking for crosscut sawyers— especially experienced C level sawyers able to tackle complex issues— willing to assist, initially with the Chattahoochee-Oconee NF and possibly beyond. Interested folks should contact John Campbell (jwcampbell@fs.fed.us or 404-347-2761).
Please see expanded explanation in John Campbell’s email below. Thx for considering and sharing with trained folks who may be able to assist.




From: Campbell, John W -FS
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:07 AM
To: FS-pdl wo nfs wwsr program managers <pdl_wo_nfs_wwsr_program_managers@ms.fs.fed.us>
Cc: Sporl, Christopher F -FS <cfsporl@fs.fed.us>; Twaroski, Melissa H -FS <mtwaroski@fs.fed.us>; Caffin, Deborah -FS <dcaffin@fs.fed.us>; Mitchell, Michelle -FS <michellemitchell@fs.fed.us>
Subject: Hurricane Damage in R8

Hey RPM’s -

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the upcoming Hurricane Maria have caused massive damage across the southern US and Puerto Rico. Most R8 Forests are only just now beginning to assess the impacts to trails and other remote recreation areas, including Wilderness Areas. Early reports from the Chattahoochee-Oconee NF in Georgia indicate over 600 trees down across the Appalachian Trail (about 50% of the 75 A.T. miles in GA is in wilderness), with more unknown damage across multiple other trails. Further reports are expected from Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, and South Carolina in the coming days and weeks. Initial work has started, but the progress has been slow due to safety conditions and sawyer availability, in particular crosscut sawyers especially experienced C level sawyers able to tackle complex issues.

Would you route through your networks looking for crosscut sawyers willing to come assist, initially with the Chattahoochee-Oconee NF and possibly beyond. Interested folks can contact me and I will facilitate with Forests.

Also, any MRDG’s related to this topic would be helpful.

Thanks for your help!
John W. Campbell
Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River Program Manager
Forest Service Southern Region
p: 404-347-2761
c: 404-805-8110
jwcampbell@fs.fed.us
1720 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309
www.fs.fed.us

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Re: Requesting Crosscut Sawyers to Assist w Hurricane Damage

Post by PATCsawyer » September 29th, 2017, 4:12 pm

Thanks Jim. I emailed John Campbell regarding the storm damage.

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