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

Foresters, landowners, and practitioners apply their skills in the forests of the Philippines during the field course of ELTI’s first offering of the first Tropical Forest Landscapes certificate program.
May 21, 2020
As a leading example for offering online courses and certifications within Yale University, the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) affiliated with the...
May 21, 2020
Gary Dunning (M.F. ’96) and Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley (M.F. ISU ‘00, Ed.D. NCSU ’13) launched a short course on Leadership for Forest Steward Professionals for second year...
Pāpala (Charpentiera obovata) saplings ready for planting in a forest restoration project during Devon Ericksen's summer internship in Hawai'i
May 21, 2020
Forest restoration focused masters students Thomas Launer (M.F. ‘19) and Devon Ericksen (M.F. ‘20) recognized an academic and professionalization opportunity to broaden their...