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Dan Stephens - About Us

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We are the Art of Felling Timber

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What started out as a vision, to create an advanced tree felling course, has grown over the years into a nationally recognized training program. Additional course options have allowed us to bring more people into our program. Not only through advanced courses, but also providing to our new and less experienced sawyers with beginner courses as well. 

Of course this wouldn’t be possible without an amazing team that shares a passion for teaching others. 

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Dan Stephens




Hi, my name is Dan Stephens. I’m a Forester for the Medford District BLM. I started as a seasonal firefighter/ Forestry Technician working on the Salem, Burns and Prineville District BLM before accepting a permanent Forester job in Klamath Falls for the BLM. I started running chainsaw on wildfire assignments about 16 years ago. Beginning with brushing, bucking and small diameter felling, I soon realized it was something I really enjoyed and wanted to learn more. Over the years I picked up tips and tricks as I jumped around locations. Finally landing in Grants Pass 5 years ago with the Medford District, I decided to pursue my FAL1/ C faller certification. I met Roy at The Art Of Felling Timber seminar in 2015 and soon after received my certification. I thought I knew so much, until I took these classes, and realized how little I knew about felling timber and hazard trees. I have gained immense respect for the profession itself, with safety and discipline over all else.

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Lars Olson
Lars Olson

" They explain clearly and their experience shows. "

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Ed Floate
Ed Floate

" Roy does a great job of teaching safe and proper cutting techniques of large trees, to both beginner and advanced Sawyer's. "

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