Conserve the Valley You Love

19 Towns. One Valley.

One Mission.

Kestrel Land Trust's mission is to conserve and care for forests, farms, and riverways in the Pioneer Valley, while nurturing an enduring love of the land.

Robert Jonas

Valley Gives: Inspired by the Land

Our Valley is brimming with special places that inspire children to explore the woods, farmers to till the fertile fields, and artists to capture the beauty of the landscape.


On Valley Gives Day, please join us to protect farmland and forests in our Valley to create a healthy planet that will sustain future generations.


Kestrel’s volunteer leaders have pooled their resources to inspire you: When you donate on our Valley Gives page on Tuesday, May 3, your gift will be matched, generating twice the impact for land conservation in the Valley.


For more than 45 years, people like you have helped Kestrel Land Trust protect special places in the Valley. On May 3 let’s all give together to support the Valley that inspires us: Let's see how far we can go together!


Welcome the Warblers Walk & Talk

It’s time to welcome back our lovely feathered crooners, the warblers!

On Saturday, May 14, join us to welcome the warblers and the other visiting birds on International Migratory Bird Day! Two sites and leaders to choose from: join biologist Dave King at the Conte Refuge in Hadley from 9 am - 11 am, or join ornithologist Geoff LeBaron--Director of the ... more


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Chris Volonte

Stew Crew 2016 Season Kick-Off!

Spring is here and it's time to get outside! If you ever wanted to explore new places and learn new hands-on skills, now is your chance. Join us on Saturday, April 30 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to learn how to use tools of the trade and get practice in the field.


Get more details here, and then RSVP to or call 413-549-1097.


Have fun, meet new people, and connect to the land!