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.

New Website Will Offer a New World of Ideas

Change is coming soon, right here! Within the next few weeks, we will be unveiling a totally revamped website with your interests and needs at its heart. The new will be modern and mobile-friendly, with lots of new ways to interact with us and the rest of the Kestrel Land Trust community. You'll find suggestions for new places to explore, inspiring stories about the land, and new opportunities to get involved.

We will welcome your feedback when the new site comes online, so stay tuned and be prepared for an exciting new way to conserve, care, and connect with the land you love. 

Marvin Moriarty

April Outing: The World of Vernal Pools

Amphibians like frogs and salamanders have a unique life cycle that often depends on a small breeding area called a vernal pool. On Saturday, April 8, from 1 pm to 3 pm, we’re pleased to again have educator Brandon Abbott show us the mysteries of the vernal pool in Northampton. A great family event, Brandon will bring equipment for gathering ... more


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Introduction to Monitoring Conserved Lands

  Kestrel Land Trust invites friends, volunteers, and partners to a free training opportunity! Designed for volunteers who want to refresh their monitoring skills or are interested in joining Kestrel Land Trust's "Stew Crew" as a Volunteer Property  Monitor, this workshop will introduce techniques for monitoring properties  protected by fee or conservation restriction. 

When:   Saturday, April 8 or April 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Pelham (4/8) or Easthampton (4/15)
Fee:    FREE