Berkeley Forests operates five research forests throughout the state to develop and test appropriate management strategies for forested watersheds that will flourish under different climate change scenarios. Berkeley Forests is home to the oldest permanent forest plots (1915) and longest running forestry summer camp (1917) in the Western United States. Support our mission by contributing to the Berkeley Forests Fund which is directly allocated to forest management research and education efforts at our properties.
Given the importance of fire in many ecosystems, along with our dependence on and development into inherently fire-prone landscapes, we need to reach a sustainable coexistence with wildfire. Our goal is to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges.
The Forestry Field Program (ESPM 105 A-D) is taught at the Forestry Summer Camp in the forests surrounding Meadow Valley, CA during the UC Berkeley summer session. Teaching Assistants for the program are employed through UC Berkeley Summer Sessions as Staff Research Assistants at a salary of $4,021/month from late May through the end of July, 2023. Room and board is provided.