Conserve the Valley You Love! Join Kestrel Land Trust to protect forests and farmland in the greater Amherst-Northampton region.
For more than forty years, Kestrel Land Trust has been conserving the land that sustains the quality of life and ecological integrity of the Connecticut River Valley. With our municipal and state partners and through the financial support of residents like you, we have protected more than 19,000 acres of wildlands, woodlands, farmland, and riverlands.
In 2014, Kestrel Land Trust's top priority is an ambitious effort to protect 1,000 acres on the Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom Ranges. You can help!
As the Valley's largest block of protected land, the two Ranges contain unique wildlife habitats and more than 30 miles of recreational trails.
For decades, Kestrel has been working with landowners, municipalities, and the state to conserve these mountains. As a result, nearly 10,000 acres of this 16,000-acre natural area have been conserved, including 7,340 acres of state parkland. However, the Ranges remain under threat of development: 6,000 acres on these mountains are still at risk.
You can help Kestrel conserve this land on the Range, as well as other special places: for wildlife, for people, for local food, for drinking water, for beauty. The Valley we share today is the legacy we will leave for future generations.
Conserve the Valley You Love by making a contribution to help protect it. With every dollar you give to Kestrel, we leverage at least 10 times its value in public funding to buy and protect land.
Thank you for your support for local land conservation!