Conserve the Valley You Love

19 Towns. One Valley.

One Mission.

Kestrel Land Trust is dedicated to conserving the land that sustains the quality of life and ecological integrity of the Connecticut River Valley.

Clem Clay

Another 336 Acres Protected on the Range

In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), Kestrel has taken another step toward our ambitious goal of protecting the Mount Holyoke Range with the permanent conservation of 336 acres of forestland and wetlands. 243 acres across eleven parcels are now conserved in Granby and Hadley as additions to the Mount Holyoke Range State Park. Two other parcels in Granby and Belchertown totaling 93 acres will be owned by Kestrel with a Conservation Restriction held by DFG. 


Read more about this effort here


Help Meet Lake Warner Dam Fundraising Challenge


Kestrel Land Trust Office Has Moved

November Outing: Pelham Hills Homestead

On Sunday, November 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., join Kestrel and naturalist Charley Eiseman for an ecological exploration of a beautiful conserved homestead in Pelham. This two-mile hike will take you through forest and meadow along easy to moderate terrain full of history and wildlife.

Heavy rain cancels. Limit of 20 participants. Pre-registration required: Please email or ... more


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John Body

5K for Farmland & Farmers Market Festival!

Sunday, October 19, NEW time: 11 a.m.

• 5K Race or 2-mile walk in Hadley's Great Meadow. 

• Festival with music from The Rambling Kind, special Farmer’s Market, local beer tasting, nature exhibits, and more!

PREREGISTRATION is now CLOSED, but please come register the day of the event between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m at the Hadley Common!

Hope to see you there! 

Details & 5K Registration Here!