Each institute is held in a setting ideal for on-site study of forest ecology and natural resource management issues. The two June sessions are held at the University of California Forestry Camp, close to Quincy in Plumas County and at Camp Chinquapin near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County. The July sessions will be at Camp McCumber just east of Shingletown in Shasta County and at Humboldt State University, in Arcata in Humboldt County. The presenters and staff include public and private forest resource specialists and other natural resource managers, environmentalists, and science and environmental education curriculum specialists.
"I feel FIT is a wonderful program. I can tell that a lot of time, thought and consideration has gone into how the program is structured. My knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding our forests has increased dramatically. I appreciated hearing from people in the field (loggers, forest service, researchers, environmentalists, park service people, forester, industry people, etc.). I feel better prepared to share what I know and to bring forestry to my students."