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Workshop Helps Contractors Secure Work and Mitigates Fire Risk

Mar 09, 2018 06:54PM ● Published by Editor

March 9, 2018 – Cook County Firewise, along with other partners, is holding two workshops in northern Minnesota to help Forestry Contractors access contract work.
“We have a number of fuels reduction projects over the next several years and there is a need for more contractors to participate,” said Todd Armbruster, Firewise Coordinator. “This workshop will help existing and potential new contractors to learn about opportunities with multiple agencies."
The workshops, one to be held in Ely and one in Grand Marais, are intended for both loggers and landscape/tree service businesses to help decipher the government contract bidding process, learn about current and future hand and mechanical work projects on public and private lands, and discuss challenges they may be facing.
Fuels reduction projects help to mitigate an area’s wildfire risk. There is no fee to attend; the workshops are fee. The workshop also qualifies for three hours of Minnesota Logger Education Program credit.  
Dates & Locations:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  
1 - 4:30 pm
Kawishiwi Ranger Station
1393 MN Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731

Thursday, March 29, 2018 
Cook County Community Center
317 5th Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Contact: Todd Armbruster, Cook County Firewise Coordinator, 218-235-0899 or


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