Forest training centre, Tattihalla is situated in Haliyal Taluk, Uttara kannada district, at N-15 07.254 and E-74 46.222. Initially training centre was located at Dandeli, which was shifted to Tattihalla on 01-04-1987. Later training centre at Kirwatti was also shifted to Tattihalla. At the time of establishment during 1987, training centre used the buildings transferred to the forest department by Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. Area of the training centre falls under VII compartment of 18/19P of Bhagwati Range of Haliyal Forest Division. Total area of the campus is 13.50 hectare. Distance to the training centre from Yellapur is 25 km, from Haliyal it is 25 km and Dandeli it is 30 km. It is nestled in Western ghats, Southern tropical moist deciduous forests.
Forest training Centre, Tattihalla imparts foundation training to newly recruited Deputy Range Forest Officers, Forest Guards and Forest Watchers. Refresher Courses are also held of in-service forest personnel.
1) To train the staff to attain mental strength and physical fitness for field duty.
2) To train the staff for efficient record keeping during field deployment.
3) To train staff to become resource persons, have unique identity in the department.
4) To train staff to develop knowledge to act according to Acts and Rules.
5) To engrain discipline and behave curteously with Senior Officers.
6) To conserve and preserve forest resources.
Along with lectures at the training centre, trainees have sessions for Physical Training and Games. They also have Practical exposure, Field visits, Study tours, exposure to village Forest Committees and wildlife management and conservation.
As of 2019, 493 Deputy Range Forest Officers, 2130 Forest Guards and 280 Forest Watchers have passed out from the centre. Currently 55th Foundation Course for Forest Guards is being conducted with 110 trainees. Refresher courses for in-service Deputy Range Forest Officers and Forest Guards have been conducted under 13th Finance Commission and CAMPA fonds for 590 officers covering GPS, Forest Law, Forest Survey, Snake Rescue, Introduction to Medicinal plants and Conservation subjects.