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Our mission is to conserve, care for, and connect you to the forests, farms and riverways of the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts.

When you want to get outdoors, find some ideas for trails less traveled below.

The Latest from Your Valley

News, Announcements & Stories

Whitney Forest In Shutesbury

A Family’s Generosity Creates a Legacy for a Shutesbury Forest

Lester Frank Whitney, born in 1928, grew up on a family farm in Hampden, Maine.…

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Stu & Grace With Tools In Woods

Join Our Team: Land Steward Position Opening

We’re hiring! Kestrel is currently seeking a new addition to our dedicated team. Kestrel Land…

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Beaver Dam At Plum Brook Pond

Beavers as Ecosystem Engineers

Along with humans, beavers are one of the few species that can alter their environment…

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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

PLACES TO LOVE IN THE VALLEY

Grassy field at Kestrel's Dyer Conservation Area
Pond at Scarborough Brook Conservation Area in spring
Two streams merge in the woods at Amethyst Brook

“I will never forget the first time I drove into the Valley, my car loaded with my belongings as I transplanted my life from Texas to Northampton. I was completely awestruck by the wide-open beauty of the Valley’s fields, farms, and hillsides. Fifteen years later, it is still something I hold so dear and appreciate every day now that I have settled and started a family here.”

— Page Brody, Northampton

SPONSORS

Thank you to Artifact Cider Project for becoming a leadership sponsor!

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Special thanks to NetLogix for leadership support as well as excellent IT services.

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