The Hazard Tree Subcommittee (HTSC) provides and promotes the application of an effective risk management process when working in hazard tree environments and conducting chain saw operations. Primary objectives include:
- Provide products to assist in the identification and mitigation of risk factors and decision-making ability in the hazard tree environment.
- Provide analysis and guidance to the interagency wildland fire community concerning tree hazard identification and mitigation, chain saw and cross-cut saw operations, and tree felling operations in wildland fire.
- Produce various hazard tree training products and reference materials designed to reduce hazard tree related accidents and maintain consistency and standardization among the NWCG partners.