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.


Kathleen Kitka, Landscape and Collections Manager

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Kathleen is responsible for developing and curating Highstead's plant collections and naturalistic landscapes, overseeing the native tree and shrub walk and other self-guided trails, and leading informal educational programs. She has a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England; Bachelor of Science degrees in Landscape Design and Horticulture from UConn-Storrs, and Forestry from Unity College in Maine. She also holds an Associate's in Park Management and Design from Northwestern CT Community College.

Kathleen can be reached at kkitka@highstead.net.