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.

Silent Auction at Paradise City Arts Festival to Benefit the Land

The beauty of the land in our Valley has inspired artists for generations. Don't miss the chance to get inspired at a world-class arts fair right in the cultural heart of New England, and show your love for the land at the same time! At the Paradise City Arts Festival, 260 carefully selected artists and makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun.  


We are excited to have been chosen as the beneficiary of the Arts Festival's Silent Auction this year! Come make a bid and take home an amazing piece of art to inspire you. All proceeds will benefit Kestrel Land Trust's work to conserve this beautiful Valley. 

Rene Theberge

Wildflowers on the Holyoke Range

On Saturday, June 4, from 9 -11 am, join UMass Professor & botanist Karen Searcy for an intimate look at the wildflowers around the base of the Mount Holyoke Range in Amherst. Please RSVP for meeting location to


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Now Accepting Applications for AmeriCorps Service!

Want to jumpstart your career? The MassLIFT AmeriCorps program offers aspiring conservation professionals the opportunity to gain valuable skills, build a professional network, and experience working in a nonprofit environment as a full-time volunteer for one year.

For the 2016-2017 service year, Kestrel will be hosting 4 AmeriCorps members: Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, and Community Engagement Coordinator.

More details and application instructions here!