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Apply now for Highstead’s Summer Conservation Internship!

Highstead is seeking a summer intern to assist in producing high-impact outreach materials. The intern will synthesize research reports and work with staff to identify key messages, lessons, and policy-relevant results. The intern will use his/her communications, graphic design, and writing expertise to develop outreach products for Highstead’s websites, e-newsletters, and social media. The paid internship will run 12 weeks, from May 14 to August 3.

The ideal candidate will have a background in science communications, conservation science, conservation finance, land conservation, or government relations. For more information about the internship, click here.


Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership Holds All-Partner Meeting

Members of the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership convened at Pace University for an All-Partner Meeting on December 6th featuring guest speaker Jonathan F.P. Rose, a renowned urban planner, real estate developer, and author. Rose delivered a rousing call to “equalize the landscape of opportunity for all” through planning and design that attends to community needs such as affordable housing, education, healthcare, and open space. With this charge still fresh in the minds of attendees, Highstead Intern Rebecca Beilinson (left) led an interactive review and discussion of maps created which will help to identify priorities across the region’s rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. View video here.

New Stewardship Science Database

The Stewardship Science program now offers a central database supporting land owners engaged in forest monitoring projects. This new online tool for data entry, analysis, and graphing helps landowners monitor their own property and contribute to a larger regional effort to understand forest change over time.

Learn more about Stewardship Science here. Access the database created by Harvard Forest's Emery Boose with support from Senior Ecologist Ed Faison here.