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A Successful 2016 RCP Network Gathering!

The 2016 RCP Network Gathering was held on November 16 in Nashua, NH with more than 200 registrants.

The Power of Teamwork to Advance Regional (Big, Innovative, Connected) Conservation was the cornerstone of conversation. The workshops engaged diverse audiences in considering new ideas and potential conservation initiatives. Ideas that had merit and teams willing to pursue them will likely lead to new funding, partnerships, and conservation in 2018 and beyond.



Highstead and Harvard Forest Participate in International Conservation Finance Workshop

Just as old leaves were beginning to fall in New England, new leaves and conservation ideas were breaking bud at Las Majadas de Pirque, outside of Santiago, Chile. Jim Levitt, Highstead Senior Fellow, David Foster, chair of Highstead’s board and director of the Harvard Forest, and Spencer Meyer, Senior Conservationist at Highstead joined about 50 U.S. and Chilean conservation finance experts to share lessons in innovative conservation across two continents.

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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.