Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry Launches Global Forest Atlas

Launched in 2014 by the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, the Global Forest Atlas highlights the two largest tropical forest regions of the world, the Amazon basin and the Congo basin. Introducing forest issues in these regions, the forest atlas describes the scientific foundation, trends, and breaking news and research in the region, including research and advocacy of Yale Forestry & Environmental Studies researchers, students, and graduates. The Global Forest Atlas plans to expand coverage of forest issues to both the temperate and the boreal forest regions of the world. For more information on the Global Forest Atlas click here.

Establishing Native Vegetation on Conserved Lands: Meadows, Shrublands & Woodlands


Friday, May 8th at 5:30pm at the Yale Peabody Museum with Larry Weaner


Once land is legally preserved form development, how can it be affordably and easily managed for ecological services as well visual character? By integrating ecological restoration techniques with cultural landscape preferences, land stewards can ensure properties have tangible value to community members while possessing high-quality, resilient natural systems. Using case studies form both small and large settings, this lecture illustrates concrete, reliable management practices based on ecological principles, known cultural landscape preferences, and proven restoration techniques. Emphasis is also placed on how to recruit native plant communities and maximize plant colonization, natural succession and disturbance events to save funds and labor.

The Global Institute offers week-long courses that bring the latest thinking on sustainable forestry management to working professionals.

The Executive Education in Forestry Course

Forestry and the Global Environment: Challenges of Managing and Conserving Forests in the 21st Century

An intensive one-week course for professionals from around the world, whose work requires understanding the environment.

“’Out of the box’ type of stimulating lectures in an atmosphere that inspired active participation among the students.”
Annika Hall, Investment Advisor

"I really enjoyed the Executive Education in Forestry course. In fact, it was one of the highlights of my federal career. For a professional that deals with forestry issues but lacks a degree in forestry or a science background, the Executive Education in Forestry was the most efficient means to gain that knowledge base."
Lincoln Bramwell, Chief Historian for USDA Forest Service

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(Note: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen events, the 2015 Mid-Career Executive Course in Forestry is cancelled. Check back for information on our 2016 course.)