Conserve the Valley You Love! Join Kestrel Land Trust to protect forests and farmland in the greater Amherst-Northampton region.
For over 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, we have protected more than 19,000 acres of wildlands, woodlands, farmland, and riverlands.
For 2014, Kestrel Land Trust is initiating 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, diverse forest types, and more than 30 miles of trails for recreational use including hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.
For decades, Kestrel has been working with landowners, municipalities, and the state to conserve these mountains. Even after decades of preservation efforts. 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.
With 6,000 acres on these mountains still at risk, it is imperative that we act now to conserve the remaining land to protect not only the scenic landscape that defines our beloved Valley.
Conserve the Valley You Love by making a contribution to help protect it. Every dollar you give to Kestrel sustains our land conservation and stewardship work and leverages at least 10 times its value in public funding to buy and protect land.
Thank you for your support for local land conservation!
The Valley we share today is also the legacy we will leave for future generations.