Yale’s student chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) was first organized in 1989, as part of a network of natural resource professionals concerned with tropical resource management. ISTF provides a forum for students with interests and experiences in linking natural resource conservation and management with economic development.


The 2020 Conference, titled Restoration for What and for Whom? Shifting the Paradigm in Tropical Forest Management, took place from January 30 - February 1 in New Haven, CT.