The Forestry Training School of the Sabah Forestry Department was established in 1974 in Sepilok, near the Forest Research Centre.
In 1989, with the inclusion of the Forest Ranger Course, it was upgraded and was named the Sabah Forestry Institute. It is better known as Institut Perhutanan Sabah or IPS. In July 21, 1997, it was relocated to the present campus near the Telupid Forestry District Office in Telupid.
This institute was established to train staff of Forestry Department to ensure proper forest management practises. The institute has been training technical personnel of the Sabah Forestry Department in the field of forestry for the past 30 years. Since its inception, 944 students have been trained in the Forest Guard and Forest Ranger courses. Details of the courses conducted in IPS are available at the following links:
Above: Student of IPS during in an event | Photo Source: SFD Archives