Yale Forest Forum

The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry

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The Yale Forest Forum (YFF) speaker series is the longest continuously-running speaker series at the Yale School of the Environment. Speakers come from a wide range of organizations and perspectives, including government, NGOs and businesses, working at scales from local to international. 

YFF News

Forest next to a lake with cloudy skies in the background.
May 10, 2021
The annual Yale-Myers Forest Summer Research Series continues with four webinars. Click here to register for the series. Food, Fear, and Refuge in a Bug-Eat-Bug World June 9...
Marlene Miller Pratt, volunteer lead, and Colleen Murphy-Dunning, executive director of Urban Resources Initiative, pose on the site of the New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence. Photo from URI.
January 30, 2021
Sara Santiago ’19 M.F. Marlene Miller Pratt is a mother and educator, born and raised in New Haven to a Black family with roots in North Carolina. She had mostly raised her...
Genevieve Tarino (’22 M.F.) and James Puerini (’21 M.F.) set fire and observe its spread in the shrub meadow at Yale-Myers Forest in November 2020.
January 28, 2021
In the past year, wildland forest fires have dominated the news, but despite the prevailing narrative of damage and destruction, there has been continued and growing interest...