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Extension offers firewood and energy workshops


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer five free workshops on firewood, radon, and camp and cabin energy solutions Dec. 3-4 at its Anchorage district office.

Glen Holt, Extension’s eastern Alaska forester, will lead a workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 on harvesting firewood for home heating and enhancing wildlife habitat. Another workshop from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the same day will cover cutting, splitting, stacking and curing firewood. Holt will also offer a workshop from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 on basic tree felling and chainsaw safety and maintenance.

Energy specialist Art Nash will talk about detecting and taking care of radon at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and practical energy solutions for outdoor camping and cabin living from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Topics will include solar cells, windmills, hydro props, generators, batteries, rocket stoves and other inventive solutions by Alaskans.

The district office is located at 1675 C St. Seating is limited, so call 907-786-6300 to register.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Carmen Kloepfer, 907-474-5854, cckloepfer@alaska.edu

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/ces

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