YSE Forest-Related Education

At the YSE Forest School, education takes place in many forms and places, including at the Yale Forests, field trips throughout the U.S. and world, and virtually through online courses and certificate programs. Faculty, lecturers, and staff guide these educational experiences, while students and alum provide input and participate in the classroom, online, and in the field.

Forest Manager Jessica Lloyd ’20 MF assists the Crew with road work and trail maintenance.  Photo by Brad Ward ’23 MF/MBA.
September 30, 2021
By Emily Sigman ‘21 MF/MA For decades, intrepid forestry students at Yale have taken part in a time-honored tradition: spending the summer working at the Yale-Myers Forest...
May 17, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow This winter, the New England Society of American Foresters (NESAF) celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Well, technically NESAF...
Professor Ashton lectures on silviculture along the Red Front Trail. Photo courtesy of Viola Taubmann ’21 MEM and Andrew Currie ’21 MF.
May 17, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow This spring, The Practice of Silviculture and Forest Management & Operations courses took on Professor Ashton’s “hybrid vigor”...
Karam Sheban '20 MF shows a ginseng seedling (left) and a mature plant on a forest farm in New York
May 13, 2021
A new initiative from The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment will support forest landowners interested in growing commercially valuable native crops in their...
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...
The COVID Crew lived and worked as an isolated "pod" at Yale-Myers Forest. Crew members from left to right: Shrabya Timsina ‘20 MFS, Zhi Li ‘20 MFS, Austin Dziki ‘21 MF, Schuyler Bordon ‘20 MF, Karam Sheban ‘20 MF, Brittany Wienke ‘20 MF, and Devon Ericksen ‘20 MF.
September 25, 2020
Like every aspect of life, COVID has thrown a wrench in plans and traditions. For the Forest Apprenticeship Program, affectionately known as Forest Crew, COVID reshaped the...
Image expressing the interconnections and purpose of MODs - to move from self to system.
September 25, 2020
Prospective and incoming students often hear the lore of MODs, or orientation modules, that have historically been held for three weeks in August prior to the start of...