Jabish Brook in Belchertown

Kestrel Land Trust is partnering with the Town of Belchertown to conserve 91 acres in an area known for its rural, scenic, and agricultural character and beauty. The land is adjacent to the Jabish Brook Conservation Area, of the town’s most popular places for outdoor recreation, and will become an addition to the existing 63-acres of conserved public land.

The property contains a large tract of contiguous forestland providing important wildlife habitat and connectivity to the nearby Quabbin Reservoir. Jabish Brook runs through the property and directly into the Ludlow Reservoir, making this a valuable watershed area. The town will own the land and Kestrel will hold a Conservation Restriction. Once conserved, this land will be open to the public for passive recreation, as well as hunting and fishing. 

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