In June, Kestrel Land Trust was one of several land-based nonprofits profiled in a great episode of TV 5’s Chronicle program that aired on July 18, 2023. We are grateful that producer Sangita Chandra came out to the Valley to create a feature on land conservation efforts in our region.
The partnership between Kestrel and the Food Bank of Western Mass at the beautiful Food Bank Farm in Hadley/Amherst was the primary focus for our segment, and included interviews with Kestrel’s Executive Director, Kristin DeBoer as well as Food Bank of Western Mass Executive Director and Kestrel board member, Andrew Morehouse. Kestrel’s two TerraCorps service members, Jabbar Muhammad and Callahan Murphy, were are also interviewed. (Great job, folks!)
Three other segments were included in this episode as well:
- A New England nonprofit is “re-wilding” the Muddy Pond Preserve in Kingston. A Mashpee-based native conservation group is also working to restore parts of Muddy Pond to its natural state.
- There’s a debate over the best way to conserve forests. We explore the different angles with the help of Restore and Mass Audubon. Mass Audubon also talks about its historic restoration of Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth.
- High schoolers learn about the legacy of Walden Pond with educators at Walden. And a new report about “wildlands” offers a path forward for long-term land and forest preservation.