1. Barrier-Breaking Forest Geneticist Honored with YSE Alumni Award

    As a woman, a scientist, and in countless other roles in her life and career, Sharon Friedman ’77 MFS defied expectations and challenged norms. In recognition of her accomplishments and dedication to the School, she will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from YSE at Reunion Weekend 2022.
  2. New Initiative Connects the Northeast’s Forest Farmers

    The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment has helped establish the Northeast Forest Farmers Coalition, an education and outreach program designed to help the region’s forest landowners build forest farming operations.
  3. Celebrating Old Growth

    Renowned environmental authors recently took part in a Yale-led discussion that celebrated the release of Old Growth,  a collection of essays and poems about the rich inner lives of trees.
  4. Success in an ‘Accidental Profession’

    A broad science background and some old-fashioned pluck helped Jean Thomson Black ’75 MFS build an impactful career in science publishing, for which she was honored with the School’s Distinguished Service Award at Reunion Weekend 2020.
  5. Setting the Standard in The Cleanup of Toxic Lead

    For more than four decades, Ian von Lindern M.F.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’80 has been at the center of a massive cleanup of lead pollution in Idaho. The strategies he has helped develop are now being used to tackle health threats globally.
  6. Shaping a New Kind of Conservation

    peter seligmann
    In the late 1980s, the fast food giant McDonald’s was targeted by some critics who charged that the company was stripping Central America of its rainforests in order raise beef for its burgers.
    At the time, the company was working with a relatively new group called Conservation International (CI) — co-founded by Peter Seligmann ’74 M.F.S. — which aimed