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Dane County Chapter – Create Firebreak

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This activity was originally planned for Table Bluff. It will combine with another nearby activity.

We will be cutting invasive brush and trees with hand tools, treating stumps and making brush piles along a portion of the Cross Plains Segment. This type of trail maintenance work helps native wildflower species thrive come spring and creates a beneficial habitat for wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies. Our primary focus is to resume building a firebreak along the west woods’ edge bordering National Park Service land. Slash piles can be burned on this Dane County property.cos

If you are a certified sawyer (chainsaw) and own personal protective equipment (PPE), please bring both.  If you’re not certified to operate a chainsaw, but own PPE, you may bring it so you can work in tandem with a certified sawyer.

I will provide herbicide and loppers. I will also provide some food/drinks to share for lunch, including brats to cook on the fire.

Please bring work gloves and wear long sleeves in layers to protect against the brush. If you need work gloves or protective eye glasses, let me know. If you like the warmth of a fire, you should be wearing wool or cotton as an outer layer. Fleece and synthetics will melt as a spark hit them. A sweatshirt on top of these will provide good protection.

If you plan to stay all day, please bring drinking water and some lunch.

Feel free to come if you can stay only part of the day. Please RSVP so I have enough tools with me.


January 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mike Livesey
608 335-1853


Cross Plains, Ice Age Reserve Wildlife Area
Old Sauk Pass, south side
Town of Cross Plains, WI United States
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