Craig Highfield

Craig Highfield

Craig Highfield

Director of Chesapeake Forests Program

Maryland Office


(410) 267 5723

Craig grew up fishing and playing in the woods of rural northwest Pennsylvania. He received a BA in History and minor in secondary education from Westminster College and anMS in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins. Craig worked briefly for a Pennsylvania state senator before moving to Maryland to teach middle school.

Combining his love for teaching and nature, Craig coordinated an environmental education program on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Claggett Farm for seven years. During that time Craig also earned an MS in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in ecological monitoring.

Craig is currently Director of our Chesapeake Forests Program. He is also the program manager for Forests for the Bay, which is an education and outreach program for the region’s woodland owners. The purpose of the program is to promote the ecological and resource benefits of sustainable forest management.

Craig, his wife and their twins, live with their dog in Annapolis, MD. The whole family enjoys getting outside to fish, camp and just play. Craig is also a musician and enjoys pickin’ and fiddlin’ Appalachian & old time string band music.