Mary Buchanan, Highstead conservation associate and 2014 Connecticut College graduate, was recently highlighted by her alma mater for her work on a new conservation funding report. The publication details federal, state, and local funding for conservation in New England, compiling data that is publicly available, but rarely presented in a comprehensive way.
“We are hoping to increase collaboration across political lines and within different sectors,” Buchanan said in the article. “These resources help people have those conversations.”
The article also noted a second Connecticut College connection – David Foster, 1977 graduate, Highstead board president, and director of the Harvard Forest, worked closely with Buchanan on the report. The two Connecticut College alums credit the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment for providing the foundation for Buchanan’s work in conservation.