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


October 2, 2015
On September 21, 2015, staff from Yale School of Forestry’s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry (GISF) greeted the 2015 Indian Forest Service Mid-Career Training...
July 8, 2015
  Connecticut is one of the nation’s most densely populated states. So it might be surprising to some that it’s also one of the most densely forested states in the U.S.,...
May 28, 2015
In May, the Sustaining Family Forestry Initiative (SFFI) team traveled to Hawaii to facilitate two Tools For Engaging Landowners Effecitvely (TELE) workshops - a one-day...