Conserving Land Close to Home
Kestrel is currently working with the town of Belchertown to create the Meads Corner Conservation Area: 100 acres of valuable forestland. Protecting this land will conserve important natural resources for the community and for wildlife. Read more about it here.
Moody Bridge Road, Hadley
32 acres of prime grassland habitat on Moody Bridge Road in Hadley is now preserved, as Kestrel transferred the land to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as part of the Silvio Conte National Wildlife Refuge, ensuring that it will remain permanently protected. Read the press release to learn more.
Teawaddle Hill Farm, Leverett
This beautiful 147-acre farm and new public trail system is now protected forever. Learn more about the Teawaddle Hill Farm to see why so many people donated to help preserve it.
Mineral Hills Conservation Area, Northampton and Westhampton
Kestrel helped expand the Mineral Hills Conservation Area by adding 121 acres of forestland and extending the network of trails!
Ingate Farm, 337 Acres Conserved on the Mount Holyoke Range
Kestrel and its partners—The Trust for Public Land, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Mass Audubon—permanently conserved 337 acres of diverse wildlife habitat on the former Ingate Farm in Belchertown and Granby. forests, wooded swamps, and marshes – and links together nearly 4,000 acres of existing conservation land.
Learn how the Commonwealth, Kestrel and Franklin Land Trusts Completed the State’s Largest Conservation Restriction on Private Land on Brushy Mountain! Click Here!
And for more information on the Brushy Mountain project, download the following documents:
Places We Protect