Past Events

Butterflies in My Backyard with Victor DeMasi

Saturday, July 22, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

127 Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06896

Explore the Highstead landscape and learn about the monarch butterfly's plight and other native fauna, including butterflies and moths, with Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Curatorial Affiliate Victor DeMasi, a lepidopterist. DeMasi will discuss trends in Connecticut’s butterfly population and how to attract butterflies to your backyard. Specimens from the Peabody Museum’s butterfly collection will be on display. Please meet promptly at 10 a.m. at the Highstead Barn.

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New England Conservation Finance Roundtable

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join leaders from NGOs, companies, foundations, and public agencies as they share their ideas and innovations for increasing private and public investment in conservation across the region and for driving support for a more equitable future. The Conservation Finance Roundtable will feature three virtual sessions, each exploring the benefits of investing in conservation. The sessions will focus on: - Natural climate solutions - Human and community health - Water infrastructure Don't miss the virtual "Meet and Greet" on February 23 from 5-6 pm. All registrants are welcome – Check the box on the registration form. The New England Conservation Finance Roundtable is co-hosted by Highstead Foundation and The Conservation Finance Network.

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Webinar: Saying Yes to Wildlands AND Woodlands

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

Can’t miss conversation: “Saying Yes to Wildlands and Woodlands,” a webinar featuring Bob Perschel, Executive Director New England Forestry Foundation; Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust; and Kristin DeBoer, Executive Director of Kestrel Land Trust. Join the conversation as three lifelong conservationists discuss how an integrated approach to forest conservation is essential to creating a healthier planet for all.

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Highstead landscape

Webinar: Economic Impacts of Land Protection

Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


On December 3, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Katharine Sims will present research about the economic impacts of land protection in New England, conducted in collaboration with partners at the Harvard Forest and the Highstead Foundation.

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RCP Network Gathering: Resilient Regions & Communities

2020 Virtual RCP Network Gathering

October 28 - November 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s RCP Gathering will have a completely on-line format that will include: - THREE 90-minute pre-Gathering Webinars: Oct. 28, Nov. 5, and Nov. 13 from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time - ONE-day RCP Network Gathering, including panel discussions, networking, and brainstorming on November 19 from 9;00 am to 3:00 pm - ONE Conservation Finance Webinar in February – details to come - ONE solutions-oriented implementation day for all Gathering participants on March 3, 2021 Register now to get your webinar log-in credentials!

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