Pacific Southwest Region Saw Program

Region 5 Chainsaw and Crosscut Program

The PSW Saw Program defines the use of chainsaws and crosscuts during project and fire activities. The program is provided oversight by the R-5 Chainsaw and Crosscut working group. The Working Group, which meets once a year, is made-up of Regional and Unit coordinators and C-certifiers.


A man wearing hardhat looks up while holding chainsaw to cut a large tree.
Sawyer using a crosscut saw.



National Chainsaw Technical Advisory Group Site (USFS Intranet Access Required)

FS Tree Mortality Accomplishments

Upcoming Cross Cut Saw Sharpening Event

National Chainsaw Field Evaluation Form (USFS Intranet Access Required)

National Chainsaw Saw Wallet Card (USFS Intranet Access Required)