Updates and Field Notes

Course Spotlight: March 2019

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Strategies: Implementing and Monitoring Techniques

Learn how to select, plan and monitor restoration and conservation activities for multiple goals, including: (a) timber and non-timber forest products, (b) sustainable agricultural production, (c) ecosystem services and (d) mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Scholarships

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The deadline to apply for a partial scholarship is tomorrow, March 7. Learn more about scholarship and submit your application today.

We encourage applicants to explore other options for funding their tuition: try asking your employer for support and look into grants for professional development.

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Program Updates: March 2019

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DEADLINE TOMORROW! March 7 is the deadline to submit your scholarship and priority applications. Apply by this date to guarantee that the committee will review your materials.

Join our next informational webinar with program instructor Dr. Amy Vedder on March 28 at 12 pm EST. Did you miss our February 28 webinar? Watch the recording.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does this program work? Will I receive a certificate? Is prerequisite coursework required? 

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to your top questions about the program, student experience, application process and pricing.

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Faculty Spotlight: February 2019

Dr. Florencia MontagniniFebruary 20, 2019
Dr. Florencia Montagnini, Senior Research Scientist and Director, Program in Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry

"[This program] represents an opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with a broad audience of qualified professionals around the globe. It also represents the exciting possibilities of closely interacting with students that otherwise would be difficult reach."

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Informational webinar: February 28th

February 20, 2019

Meet program instructor, Dr. Florencia Montagnini and get answers to all of your questions about applying to and participating in the new Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program during our upcoming informational webinar. Members of the program instruction team will cover a range of topics, including the program’s curriculum and application requirements.

Time: February 28, 2019 8:00-9:00 AM Eastern Time

Watch the recording of the session below:

External link: 
https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kkMa_GCBQ5a5zu4_IkGCQg?fbclid=IwAR1aE54...

Course Spotlight: February 2019

Participants listening to a lecture in a fieldFebruary 13, 2019
People: Community and Institutional Engagement

Learn about the sociocultural and political factors that drive the actions of stakeholderse in forest landscapes. Explore who makes decisions, how systems of ownership and knowledge can support sustainable practices and how power, gender and social status affect management of and access to resources.

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New video about the Tropical Forest Landscapes program

February 13, 2019

Learn more about our new online certificate program "Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration & Sustainable Use" from Dr. Indy Burke (Yale F&ES dean), Dr. Eva Garen (ELTI director) and Gillian Bloomfield (program coordinator and mentor). This unique interdisciplinary program can help you enhance your knowledge and skills to manage tropical forest landscapes successfully.

Program Updates: February 2019

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Check out our new video about the program! 

Apply early! The scholarship and priority application deadline is approaching very quickly (March 7). Apply by this deadline to ensure that the committee will review your application.

Join our next informational webinar on February 28th at 8 am EST to learn about the program and meet instructor Dr. Florencia Montagnini. Did you miss our February 6 webinar? Watch the recording.

What is ELTI?

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The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative is a capacity development program of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). Our mission is to train and support people from all sectors and backgrounds to restore and conserve tropical forest landscapes using strategies that support biodiversity and livelihoods.

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Informational webinar: February 6th

January 28, 2019

Get answers to all of your questions about applying to and participating in the new Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program during our upcoming informational webinar. Members of the program instruction team will cover a range of topics, including the program’s curriculum and application requirements.

Time: February 6, 2019 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time

Watch the recording of the session below:


 

 

External link: 
https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tbDI_zeKSVacMk9imyfqyg

Faculty Spotlight: January 2019

Dr. Mark AshtonJanuary 23, 2019
Dr. Mark Ashton, Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

"It is exciting to be part of a program that provides such a rich educational experience built around the needs of professionals, landholders and others engaging in tropical forest restoration, conservation and community development."

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Course Spotlight: January 2019

Course participants listening to a lectureJanuary 16, 2019
Fundamentals: Ecological and Social Concepts

During the first eight weeks of the program, work with instructors to build an understanding of fundamental ecological and social concepts that are necessary for planning effective restoration and conservation initiatives. Explore landscape-level processes from several disciplinary backgrounds to prepare for an in-depth exploration in the courses to come.

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Program Updates: January 2019

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Applications are now open! Visit our website for more information on application requirements. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so apply soon. Join us for an informational webinar on February 6th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST. The session will provide an overview of the application process, the courses and program experience. You will have an opportunity to ask questions directly to the program organizers. To register, please click here.

Applications are open!

January 7, 2019

Applications to the Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program are now open! Visit our admissions page and start your application today.

The deadline for priority applications and scholarships is March 7, 2019.

Online certificate programs featured by Yale F&ES news

December 17, 2018

The Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program is one of two new programs of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies featured in the article, "New Yale Online Certificate Programs Target Emerging Professionals Worldwide."

 

External link: 
http://environment.yale.edu/news/article/new-online-certificate-programs-target-...

NEW Online Certificate in Tropical Forest Landscapes

Students looking at mosaic forest landscape in PanamaDecember 6, 2018

ELTI and Yale F&ES are proud to announce the launch of a new online certificate program:  Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use.

Tropical forests provide a range of critically important functions and services, including climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. These ecosystems also support the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the globe, including some of the world's most vulnerable communities.

As competing land use practices escalate in tropical forest landscapes, it is imperative that people who manage and influence these regions are equipped with the knowledge and skillsets needed to support these vital functions and services into the future. Time is of the essence, as tropical forests continue to be deforested and degraded at alarming rates.

This yearlong, interdisciplinary program is designed for professionals working to address the complex social, ecological and funding aspects of managing tropical forest landscapes. The program consists of four eight-week online courses, a capstone project and an optional field course in Latin America or Asia. Participants will learn from Yale faculty, ELTI team members and a network of international partners.

The program will run from June 2019-May 2020. Applications open January 7, 2019.

We invite you to share this opportunity with your professional network. You can also sign up for our mailing list  to receive important program updates.