Forestry Institute for Teachers 2013
NOTE: DUE TO THE FEDERAL SEQUESTER, FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE FIT PROGRAM FROM THE USDA FOREST SERVICE ARE NOT SECURED.
UNFORTUNATELY, BECAUSE OF THIS UNCERTAINTY IT IS NECESSARY TO PLACE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER MAY 10TH ON A SPECIAL PROGRAM WAITLIST (THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE EXISTING SITE WAITLISTS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED TO PROVIDE FOR APPLICANT WITHDRAWALS). THOSE WHO APPLY AFTER MAY 10TH THAT DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE FIT SESSIONS WILL RECEIVE A REFUND OF THEIR APPLICATION FEE.
The Northern California Society of American Foresters invites you to participate in the 21st year of the Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT).
There are 4 1-week sessions scheduled at 4 different locations.
PLEASE NOTE: Each session can accommodate a roster maximum of 30-50 participants. 50-80 "tickets" are allocated to each session because experience has shown that 20-30 applicants withdraw prior to the session, so it is necessary to overbook. Once the roster maximum is exceeded for a session the applicant may be assigned to a wait list. When the roster maximum is exceeded then the application criteria, which may be seen at http://forestryinstitute.org/application.html, are applied to determine who is accepted.
If you have questions please call the FIT Helpline at 1-888-348-7765.
NOTE: FIT is free to 1st time participants, though they must cover their personal travel costs to the session location. Past FIT participants may repeat if they will pay the participation cost of $1,000.
Northern California Society of American Foresters
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3). SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.