YSE Forest-Related Centers, Programs, & Initiatives

Centers, Programs, and Initiatives associated with the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) have long-term relationships with the School, incorporating faculty research and guidance into their work and hiring on students as associates. YSE has 18 centers and programs, five of which are closely associated with The Forest School: The Forests Dialogue, the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative, the Tropical Resources Institute , the Urban Resources Initiative, and Yale Forests.

Photo of a fire-affected forest landscape provided by The Forests Dialogue
June 28, 2022
By Eudora Miao ‘22 MF, TFD Program Associate What is one key challenge that is common to the forests in the following six countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Lao PDR,...
February 22, 2022
Jess Jones ‘23 MF Trees are ancient beings. Their histories stretch over 300 million years into the past, and our human ancestors’ descent from their branches is a...
The New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence was formerly dedicated on June 12th, 2021. Photo: Mike Doolittle.
October 26, 2021
By Isaac Merson ’23 MEM In September, the West River glints golden and sparkles with reflected light as it snakes through the West Rock community of New Haven. Tucked in...
YFF Review: The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry Seminar Summary February - April 2021
October 4, 2021
The Yale Forest Forum (YFF) has been engaging people on the most important issues in forestry since 1994. In the spring of 2021, YFF brought together more than 1,000...
Participants talk Climate Positive Forest Products (CPFP) at The Forests Dialogue scoping dialogue. Photo courtesy of TFD.
May 13, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF Climate Positive Forest Products (CPFP). This is a bit of a mouthful, requiring some thought as to what these products might be and how they may or...
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...
January 26, 2021
Eudora Miao, ’22 M.F.S., Program Associate at The Forests Dialogue What happens when you put foresters, architects, developers, investors, industrial ecologists, and non-...