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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.


Forum Sparks Collaboration Between Academics and RCPs in Maine



Highstead helped to convene a joint event of Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE) and the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network, bringing together faculty and staff from Maine colleges and universities and leaders of Maine RCPs to explore opportunities for collaboration that will advance conservation efforts across the shared landscape.

The Maine Regional Conservation Forum is the first of similar state-specific gatherings envisioned throughout New England in the coming years. Read here for more information about the event.

Welcome Highstead’s Newest Conservationist!



We are pleased to introduce Hallie Schwab, Highstead’s newest addition to our team of Conservationists. Hallie will focus on advancing tools and initiatives to help build the capacity of Regional Conservation Partners to conserve more land, including coordinating the biannual RCP Network Survey, the pilot pooled match inventory, supporting the Long Island Sound Watershed RCP and Hudson to Housatonic programs, and the new RCP Peer Exchange grant program.

Prior to joining Highstead, she earned a Masters of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. Read Hallie's bio here.

2017 RCP Network Gathering - Thursday, November 16



Join over 200 conservation professionals to explore new frontiers of collaboration at this year’s RCP Network Gathering on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH.

This annual day-long conference offers a venue to share your land conservation experiences, workshops to learn about the innovative practices of conservation collaborators, panel discussions highlighting success stories, and new networking opportunities.

Click here for information about RCPs, the RCP Network, and the RCP Network Gathering.