Since its founding in 1900, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has been in the forefront of developing a science-based approach to forest management, and in training leaders world-wide.


The Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, established in 2000, continues this tradition. It’s mission is to integrate, strengthen and direct the School’s forestry research, education and outreach to address the challenges of sustaining forests in the 21st century and a globalized world.

GISF Upcoming Events


September 1, 2016
In the Spring of 2016, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry published a new book entitled, A Fieldbook: Great Mountain Forest, by Michael Gaige and Yonatan Glogower....
July 28, 2016
As new manager at Yale Myers Forest, Shannon Murray ’14 M.E.M. certainly has had her hands full. But despite some challenges, including a devastating fire in May, she says it...
Yale Intertribal Timber Summit
October 17, 2015
On October 16th and 17th, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry partnered with the Intertribal Timber Council to convene Yale’s first Intertribal Timber Summit. The...