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.

The Valley's Future Is Yours to Shape

Can you imagine a summer without farmers’ markets brimming with just-picked produce from local farms?

What would the Valley be like without hikes through the forest, paddles on local rivers, and the abundant harvest that family farms work so hard to provide?


It wouldn’t be the Valley you call home. Find out what you can do this summer to ensure these things aren’t lost.

We need your help to conserve important farms and wildlife habitat before they are gone.


Join Us for the 5K for Farmland!


Hampshire College Conserves Land on Range

John Body

North Hadley’s Hidden Gem


On Sunday, October 4, local conservationist and natural history expert Pete Westover once again shares his knowledge of the Valley’s land. We’ll tour Mount Warner, rich with wildlife and some geological surprises. Plus, get a sneak peak of new trails coming soon to North Hadley!

The trail is slightly steep in places, but generally easy to navigate. ... more


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Don't Miss the 5K for Farmland!

Join us on Sunday, October 18 at 11 a.m. for the 7th Annual 5K for Farmland & Farmers' Market Festival! 

It's our biggest community gathering of the year, with great local food, terrific music, and fun for all ages.

NEW THIS YEAR: Everyone who participates in the 5K race or the 2-mile walk will be automatically entered into a raffle for great local prizes! (You don't need to be fast to win!)

Check out our new 5K for Farmland website and REGISTER TODAY!