Conserve the Valley You Love
Help Us Conserve the Valley You Love
Each year, thousands of residents across the Valley make an investment in Kestrel Land Trust to help us protect the local landscape. Every tax-deductible dollar you donate enables Kestrel to leverage 10 times that amount with local, state and federal funding for land conservation projects.
Kestrel needs to raise $300,000 annually from individuals like you through donations of $10, $100, $1,000 or more. We use this funding to orchestrate conservation projects and leverage public funding to purchase land or conservation restrictions. In 2012, Kestrel raised more than $4.4 million in public and private funding to permanently protect 614 acres of forestland, farmland, and wetlands.
You may donate online by clicking on the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page OR send your tax-deductible contribution by check to:Kestrel Land TrustPO Box 1016Amherst, MA 01004
How Expensive Is Land Conservation?
Here is a ballpark estimate of how much it costs to protect one acre in the Valley:
1 acre of easily developable farmland: $20,000
1 acre of developable forestland: $5,000
1 acre of backland (no road frontage): $1,000
1 acre of wetland: $500
Thank you for your contribution.