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.

Students in Management Plans spend the fall semester completing biophysical and social assessments of a private property – hopefully completing their tree inventories before the leaves fall! Musa Joko ’22 MF takes in the golden light of fall in northeastern forestland. Photo courtesy of Ryan Smith ’22 MF.
January 19, 2022
By Adam Houston ’18 YC, ’21 MEM, Quiet Corner Initiative and Research Forest Fellow This fall, twelve Yale School of the Environment students spent their weekends measuring...
Emma Broderick ‘23 MF (left) and Mary Katherine DeWane ’23 MF set an anchor point to link together arterial lines of sugaring tubes in the new Yale-Myers maple operation. Photo courtesy of Joe Orefice.
January 19, 2022
By Adam Houston ’18 YC, ’21 MEM, Quiet Corner Initiative and Research Manager Two new agroforestry projects took root at Yale-Myers Forest (YMF) this fall. Dr. Joe Orefice,...
This infected beech leaf shows the dark, parallel banding between veins that is a hallmark sign of beach leaf disease (BLD). Photo courtesy of Craig Brodersen.
January 3, 2022
By Jess Jones ’23 MF Most trees have by now dropped their leaves. Yet, the leaves of the beech tree (Fagus grandifolia) persist – pale and husky. They help us identify the...
The Society of American Foresters held its annual convention from November 3–6, 2021, with a jam-packed schedule of scientific talks, professional strategies, and reflections on what it means to have “Forests For All.” Photo courtesy of Isaac Merson ’23 MEM in East Rock Park, New Haven.
January 3, 2022
Jess Jones ’23 MF and Isaac Merson ’23 MEM In the midst of the hardwood forests’ colorful fall dance, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) held their annual convention....
Students explore the woods of New Haven to observe the changes in local forests for Forest Dynamics. Photo by Lauryn Sherman ’23 MF, JD candidate, September 10, 2021.
December 21, 2021
By Sara Santiago The return of The Forest School at YSE’s most foundational and traditional courses to both the field and the classroom was remarkable this fall. But the...
The class hikes from glacial outwash, through northern hardwoods, and then alpine spruce to the top of Catamount Mountain in the northern Adirondacks. Photo credit: Joe Orefice.
December 20, 2021
By Sara Santiago Every year – with the infamous 2020 as the exception – The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment hosts a fall forestry field trip over the...
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...