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 participants with a tour of Yale University and New Haven. The two-week program is conducted by GISF in cooperation with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University in India.
During their visit, the 30 participants of the IFS Program visited multiple forests and educational attractions throughout the New England region. Included in the program were visits to the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale-Myers Forest, the Quabbin Reservoir, the White Mountain National Forest, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the Bronx Zoo. Foresters heard lectures from field practitioners and a variety of instructors both from Yale and other major Universities. The foresters learned about a number of issues including the convergence of development, social, and ecological concerns, forest stand dynamics and the decision-making processes New England foresters, forest management and recreation, fire prevention and law enforcement in the US National Forests, climate change, land use history, environmental-human interaction, as well as the benefits of community engagement in conservation efforts.
Photos credit: Vinh Lang