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


Kestrel Land Trust Office Has Moved

John Body

Hawk Watch on the Mt. Holyoke Range

On Sunday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join U.S. Forest Service Biologist Dave King to observe the migration of hawks and other raptors from a bird’s eye view on the Mt. Holyoke Range. Bring your best binoculars, a bird guidebook, and your eagle-eyes for this popular outing. Learn about hawk and raptor behavior, life cycles, and conservation ... 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!

• NEW! Make a bigger impact: Ask friends & family to sponsor you in the 5K run or 2-mile walk. Register online and get a personalized fundraising web page—and a Kestrel Land Trust t-shirt! Top 3 pledge collectors receive gift certificates good for use at Northampton area shops, restaurants, and services!

Details & 5K Registration Here!