Wildlands & Woodlands Website

Highstead works to inspire curiosity and build knowledge about plants and wooded landscapes in order to enhance life, preserve nature, and advance sound stewardship practices.

Registration is Open for the 2016 Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering

Come and participate in this year's Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Gathering on November 16 in Nashua, New Hampshire at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

This annual event will bring together more than 200 conservation, planning, and forestry professionals from New England, New York, and beyond. The agenda features 15 workshops and roundtables designed to foster teamwork for achieving innovative conservation goals.

Click here to view the agenda, To register free of charge, simply fill out the form here.

    Click here for additional information about the RCP Network.

Highstead Seeks Communication Manager

​​Highstead is now accepting applications for the senior-level position of  Communication Manager.

This position will bring expertise in shaping and implementing a communication strategy and play a leading role in writing and producing various communication products for Highstead and the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative.

For a full job description and application details, click here. No calls please. The application deadline is December 5, 2016.

Highstead Welcomes Conservation Interns

Highstead is pleased to welcome four conservation interns this fall who will work with Highstead staff on projects that advance priority conservation initiatives.

Kimberly Meneo is a graduate of Connecticut College with degrees in environmental studies and English, Maggie Gardner is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in environmental biology, Sarah Moore is a graduate of Duke University with a master’s in environmental management and Ben North is a graduate of the UCONN with a M.S. in conservation biology. 

Highstead Hosts Fall Art Exhibit

Guild Artist: Linda Thomas

Highstead hosted an opening reception for the annual Fall Art Exhibit Sunday, September 18. This year’s show is titled Life Along the Shore and features works of art created by members of the Greater New York Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

During the opening, the artists in attendance described their pieces and the significance behind their designs.

Life Along the Shore will be on display at the Highstead Barn through October 28 and visitors are welcome to view the art Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.