Yale Forest Forum

The Yale Forest Forum (YFF) was established in 1994 by a diverse group of leaders in forestry to focus national attention on forest policy and management in the United States. The group convened the Seventh American Forest Congress to collaboratively develop and articulate a common vision of forest management to diverse stakeholders. 

The Yale Forest Forum offers weekly lunch talks during the academic year, providing opportunities to hear from leaders in forest management, conservation, or policy in an informal setting. The YFF speaker series is the longest continuously-running speaker series at F&ES. Speakers come from a wide range of organizations and perspectives, including government, NGOs and businesses, working at scales from local to international.

Lunches take place Thursdays at noon, in Marsh Hall, 360 Prospect Street.

Lunch provided.

YFF News

Prescribed burn in Connecticut
May 21, 2020
The Wildfire SIG conducted an ecological prescribed burn with a local forester and landowner in Connecticut in Spring 2020. The goal of this student group is to raise...
tish carr demonstrating the proper technique for starting a chainsaw. carr and Amanda Mahaffey led a Women’s Chainsaw Safety Training at Yale-Myers in October 2019, put on by QCI and the Forest Stewards Guild.
May 21, 2020
Read more about what’s happening at the School Forests, our programs, and what our post-graduate fellows are up to in the recent School Forests Newsletter. Management...
Alumna Dr. Dorceta Taylor and SOE Dean Indy Burke pose together after Dr. Taylor receives the Rachel Carson Award at the 2018 Audubon Women in Conservation Luncheon.
May 21, 2020
It is well known that alumni of F&ES and YFS go on to be leaders in their fields. Alumna Dr. Dorceta Taylor (M.F.S. ‘85, Ph.D. ‘91) was named a 2020 recipient of the...