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Highlights from the Valley: July 2013 - December 2014

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Kestrel Land Trust in the Press

"Mount Holyoke Range Landscape Partnership Adds 1,000 Acres for Preservation," July 15, 2015, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Conservationists celebrate preservation of 1,000 acres on Mount Holyoke Range," July 15, 2015, MassLIVE

"Conte Refuge Biologist Rounds Up Right Players for Conservation Projects," March 11, 2015, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Valley Ecologica Conference Fuels Collaboration," March 11, 2015, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Phelps Preserve 186 Acres of Holyoke Range," January 9, 2015, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Fundraising in Hadley for Dam After Veto," January 9, 2015, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Walking Into 2015", January 2, 2015, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"First Day Hikes Keep the Tradition," December 31, 2014, Daily Hampshire Gzette

"Soul of a New Farm: Barstows preserve farm, use earnings to buy milking robots," December 6-7, 2014, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Farm Project Tackles a Dairying Dilemma," December 19, 2014, Amherst Bulletin

"Hadley Voters OK $100K for Warner Dam Repair," May 2, 2014, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Lake Warner Dam Letters to Editor, April 30, 2014, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"The Fight for Lake Warner," April 17, 2014, The Valley Advocate

"A Good Plan for Hadley Dam," April 18, 2014, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Hadley-Based Friends of Lake Warner, Kestrel Trust hoping to save Lake Warner and Its Dam", April 10, 2014,

"Hadley Residents to Vote on Saving Lake Warner," Daily Hampshire Gazette, April 11, 2014

"Smiths Gift Land to Belchertown", Belchertown Sentinel, April 10, 2014

"Supporters Bid to Save Hadley Dam", Daily Hampshire Gazette, April 8, 2014

"State Helps Add Hundreds of Acres to Local Conservation Areas", Daily Hampshire Gazette, Jan. 8, 2014

"Five Hampshire County communities awarded $909,265 in park and land conservation grants": Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Anonymous donor gives $350,000 to Kestrel Land Trust to protect Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom ranges": Nov. 7, 2013, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Daily Hampshire Gazette: "Editorial--Generous Gift Propels Kestrel Land Trust’s Preservation Goals for Mountain Ranges", Nov. 21, 2014

Amherst Bulletin: Kristin DeBoer Editorial--"Can the Valley be Resilient to Climate Change?", May 2, 2013

Daily Hampshire Gazette: "Protection for 57 Acres in Hadley Near CT River"

"Gov. Patrick Lauds Leverett Land Deal; Paul C Jones Forest Dedicated," June 1, 2012, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Daily Hampshire Gazette: "Land trust saves 335 acres for public use in Belchertown"

Press Release: "Important Regional Landmark Protected in Partnership Effort in Belchertown and Granby" 

An Interview with Kestrel’s Executive Director, Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 26, 2011

Remembering Alexandra Dawson: "A Warrior for Planet Earth", by Judy Eiseman, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"The Future of Pioneer Valley Farmland is in Our Hands," Earth Matters, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"Hikers, Not Houses," Daily Hampshire Gazette

"New England Groups Plot to Save Their Dwindling Woodlands," New York Times

"Eva Schiffer leaves $65,000 bequest to Kestrel Land Trust," Daily Hampshire Gazette

Brushy Mountain Project

NEPR: "Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Attends Leverett Forest Dedication" (audio)

MassLive: "Hundreds celebrate dedication of Paul C. Jones Working Forest in Leverett" "Paul C. Jones Working Forest Dedication" (video)

Press Release: Governor Patrick Celebrates Commonwealth’s Largest Conservation Restriction on Private Land

  "Colossal Deal Preserves Land" Amherst Bulletin, December 30, 2011

"$8.8 Million Deal Preserves 3,486 Acre Forest" Daily Hampshire Gazette, December 23, 2011

"A Forest’s Long View," Gazette Editorial, December 26, 2011

"Deal Conserves Acres of Forest," Republican, December 24, 2011

"Deal Keeps Large Parcel Protected," Boston Globe, December 24, 2011

"Land Deal Preserves Brushy," The Recorder, December 24, 2011

"Into Brushy Mountain’s Wilds," Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 3, 2012 

"Up On Brushy Mountain," Montague Reporter, January 5, 2012

"Land Deal Preserves Trails, Memories", Letter to Editor, December 30, 2011

"Mountain’s Neighbors Cheered," Letter to the Editor, January 7, 2012

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