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The next generation of sawyers

These saws are singing!

The act of wielding a saw is not merely a maintenance task; it’s a profound connection with the environment, a dance with nature that captures the imagination. Recognizing the pivotal role of saw work in trail stewardship, TKO actively seeks to keep this art from alive and thriving by training emerging sawyers across Oregon. Through hands-on experiences, TKO endeavors to instill in all of our sawyers a sense of responsibility and pride in the vital role they play in maintaining and enhancing the trails that crisscross Oregon’s scenic wilderness.

It takes about $500 to send 1 sawyer through sawyer training.

However, all of TKO’s saw trainings are offered at free or steeply discounted rates for volunteers because our donors and partners help cover the costs.

Will you help train the next generation of crosscut sawyers and donate today? 

Weekly Raffle

Give a gift to Trailkeepers today and our friends at 10 Barrel Brewing and Arc’teryx Portland might just have a gift for you!

Everyone who donates $150 or more this week will be entered into a raffle to win 

  • an Atom Hoody from Arc’teryx Portland (thats a $300 value!)

Give $50 or more and you’ll be entered to win

  • A gift certificate from 10 Barrel Brewing (We’ve got 4 to give away = lots of chances to win!)
  • beer from 10 Barrel Brewing

With all these chances to win, now is the time to give back to trails!

And there’s more than one way to give! Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (11/20- 11/26) will also be entered to win.

Latest News

A Vision for Oregon’s River Valleys

Throughout 2023 TKO has been lucky to participate in some outstanding trail projects in the Willamette and Umpqua River Valleys. These projects, critical to maintaining and reopening trails,  allowed volunteers to grow their trail construction skills in some of Oregon’s most beautiful natural areas!


Two volunteers in chainsaw PPE pose on trail in the gap of a freshly cut downed tree.

Trailkeepers Train the Next Generation of Sawyers

Have you caught the “saw bug” yet? Join TKO on a logout and you just might! This draw to saw work, the itch to feel the saw interact with wood as you cut, captivates many a trail crew member after just one day pulling saw. Saw work is a critical aspect of trail stewardship, and it’s this feeling that TKO has worked to inspire in emerging sawyers across Oregon. 


A group of volunteers work along a trail winding through colorful cliffs, overlaid by the text "Legacy Builders Week 3: Nov 20th-26th, Support Central & Eastern Oregon Trails!"

Stunning Stewardship at Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park is an outdoor recreation haven for hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, and beyond. Due to high visitation and the unique, fragile nature of the ecosystem, it is critical that the 12 trails throughout the park are well maintained. We at TKO feel very lucky to have served this special place throughout 2023, and we’re gearing up for another year!


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