Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can non-Berkeley students attend the UC Forestry Summer Field Program?

Yes, UC students enrolled at another campus and students from other institutions can attend. Academic credit is automatically transferred among UC campuses. We are happy to help facilitate the transfer of credit to non-UC institutions.

2) Are scholarships and financial aid available?

All students can apply for aid for the academic costs of the Summer Field Program (tuition).

3) What does ESPM stand for?

ESPM is the abbreviation for the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources.

4) Can I sign-up for individual courses in the ESPM 105 series?

Even though they are separate courses, you must enroll in all four courses (ESPM 105A-D) to attend the eight week Summer Field Program.

5) Can I opt out of the housing and meal program?

No, at this time there is no option to enroll non-residential students.

6) Can I bring my dog?

Given the demands of the program (often long days in the field), we can not accommodate pets. There are no exceptions.

7) Is there phone and internet service?

There is a public phone and a public internet hotspot available for student use during limited hours. Cell phone service is spotty.

8) What is the nearest city to Camp?

Quincy, CA is the nearest small city and is about an eight mile drive to Camp. Reno, NV is the nearest large city at 100 miles away.

9) Who teaches these courses?

Members of the UC Berkeley faculty and professional forestry staff teach the ESPM 105A-D courses.

10) Are there any off-site field trips?

Yes, there are several all-day field trips to other ecosystems and field operations in the Sierra Nevada.