Conserve the Valley You Love

19 Towns. One Valley.

One Mission.

Kestrel Land Trust's mission is to conserve and care for forests, farms, and riverways in the Pioneer Valley, while nurturing an enduring love of the land.

David Schumacher

Climate Crisis: Be Part of the Solution

Your gift to Kestrel today is a powerful way to help address our planet's climate crisis.


Worldwide, deforestation is responsible for 10% of carbon emissions each year -- almost as much as the world's vehicles.


Permanently protecting forests prevents the release of carbon stored in their trees. Since living trees sequester carbon, they also help reduce the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.


We need more local forests to be protected, forever.


Your gift to Kestrel today will help protect thousands of acres of forest -- from Shutesbury and Pelham to Westhampton and Williamsburg -- preserving wooded places for recreation and wildlife habitat AND capturing carbon: a key strategy for slowing climate change.


Read more here about how Kestrel is advancing key forest conservation projects in the Valley.



Your Land, Your Legacy Workshop

Join us for an introduction to estate planning and land protection, Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 PM

Since you care about your land, come and learn how to protect it into the future!

You are invited to attend this free landowner workshop that will provide some basic guidance, information and inspiration on options available to you to ... more


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2 New Conservation Areas Coming to 3 Towns

Kestrel Land Trust is pleased to announce two new woodland conservation areas that are being established in three of the Valley’s hilltowns of Pelham, Williamsburg, and Hatfield. These projects are made possible by the generosity of landowners, private donations, CPA fund commitments, partnerships with municipalities, and major grants from the state.

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