About Heather

Heather Knight hails from Australia, where she received her education in Ecology and Natural Resources Management and secondary teaching, followed by graduate research on human disturbance of wildlife on the Great Barrier Reef. Heather immigrated to the US in 1991 and for almost 25 years led a community-based conservation effort for The Nature Conservancy in northern Colorado. In 2016, Heather joined the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University as the Associate Director of Practice. Heather and her husband, Rick, live and steward a place in Livermore, Colorado.


MSc, Ecology - University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia, 1990

GDipEd, Secondary Education - University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia, 1987

BSc, Ecology & Natural Resource Management - University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia, 1985