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 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.

The Yale Forest Forum is also a program of the newly named Forest School of the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). This YFF website will temporarily serve as a hub for forest-centric news coming from the YSE Forest School related to forestry faculty, research, education, students, Centers & Programs, alum, and history. For more information regarding this historic name change, please read Senior Associate Dean Mark Ashton’s essay featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Canopy magazine, and visit the broader YSE website for more information on the School and its degree programs, including Forestry.  

YFF News

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.
July 1, 2020
Read more about what’s happening at the Yale Forests, our programs, and what our post-graduate fellows are up to in the recent Yale Forests Newsletter. Management of...
Alumna Dorceta Taylor and YSE Dean Indy Burke pose together after Taylor receives the Rachel Carson Award at the 2018 Audubon Women in Conservation Luncheon.
July 1, 2020
It is well known that YSE alumni go on to be leaders in their fields. Alumna Dorceta Taylor (M.F.S. ‘85, Ph.D. ‘91) was named a 2020 recipient of the Wilbur Lucius Cross...
July 1, 2020
Sara Santiago (M.F. ‘19) In Part 1, we explore the role of academics and alum of the Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) in the debate surrounding mass...