Conserve the Valley You Love

19 Towns. One Valley.

One Mission.

Kestrel Land Trust is dedicated to conserving the land that sustains the quality of life and ecological integrity of the Connecticut River Valley.

Clem Clay

Another 336 Acres Protected on the Range

In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), Kestrel has taken another step toward our ambitious goal of protecting the Mount Holyoke Range with the permanent conservation of 336 acres of forestland and wetlands. 243 acres across eleven parcels are now conserved in Granby and Hadley as additions to the Mount Holyoke Range State Park. Two other parcels in Granby and Belchertown totaling 93 acres will be owned by Kestrel with a Conservation Restriction held by DFG. 


Read more about this effort here


Help Meet Lake Warner Dam Fundraising Challenge


Kestrel Land Trust Office Has Moved

John Body

December Outing: The History of Larch Hill

On Sunday, December 7, from 1 to 3 pm, take an easy walk with Pete Westover at the Larch Hill Conservation Area and Bramble Hill Farm in Amherst. Learn about the cultural and natural history of this historic site. Limit of 20 participants. Heavy rain or snow cancels. 


Please RSVP to learn the meeting location by emailing  or calling (413) ... more


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David Schumacher

Be Part of Valley Gives: Wednesday 12/10/14


This year the 24-hour online celebration of generosity is all about friends! Prizes will be awarded to the organizations that receive donations from the highest number of individual donors. More friends for Kestrel Land Trust means more land protected in the Valley in 2015, so tell your friends!


Here’s how you can support land conservation through Valley Gives!