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Building a Stronger Community On and Off the Farm

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Earth Matters: Welcoming New Faces to the Outdoors

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kestrel with Mt Holyoke Range

Kestrel Nest Box Project: 2020 Season Report

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While Kestrel Land Trust’s office is closed to help protect the health of our community, we continue our work to conserve, care for, and connect you to the forests, farms and riverways of the Pioneer Valley.

Make time to get outdoors—safely—for your mental and physical well-being.
Find some ideas for trails less traveled below.

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

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Sodom Brook At Greenberg Conservation Area

Help Support Trail Repairs at Greenberg Family Conservation Area

If you’ve explored Kestrel’s Greenberg Family Conservation Area in Westhampton since it opened in 2018,…


Earth Matters: Welcoming New Faces to the Outdoors

This article was written for the July 25, 2020 “Earth Matters” column in the Daily…

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

Thank you to West Branch Capital for their generous support in underwriting a new kiosk for the Holland Glen Conservation Area in Belchertown.

West Branch Capital

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