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.

Saving Kestrel's Namesake in 2015

In our first installment of our new blog, the View From the Valley, we find out why 2015 was such a challenging year for our namesake, the American kestrel.


The American kestrel's population is in decline in our region, in part due to a loss of nesting sites. The Kestrel Nest Box project that began in 2012 has been an exciting effort to help boost their chances of adding to the next generation. But 2015 was a difficult  breeding season with unexpected turns. Read more....

Love the Land Book Share

Looking for a cozy alternative to enjoy nature and spark your mind at the same time? Join us for our first Book Share on February 11 at 7 pm. Bring a favorite book about land or nature to talk about, and hear about books that inspire other people!

It’s free and open to the public--bring a friend! Learn ... more


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Join the Community Crew

Does nature inspire you? Do you want to be part of something fun while giving back to the land you love?

We're excited to announce the creation of the Kestrel Community Crew! This group of volunteers will help us nurture a love of the land and share our conservation mission in fun and engaging ways, like:

    - Helping organize community events like our 5K for Farmland or a photography workshop

    - Sharing information about Kestrel at community festivals

    - Making connections to the land through art, history, or culture.

Come to our kick-off meeting on Wednesday, February 3 to find out about the new exciting events planned for 2016 and how to help make them happen. Enjoy refreshments and meet new people who love the Valley. No commitment required to attend this meeting. Hope to see you there!