For more than 40 years, Kestrel Land Trust has conserved land that sustains the quality of life and ecological integrity of the Valley.
Every town has special places. Forests, farms, rivers, and mountains define our beautiful valley: Mt. Tom, Connecticut River, Mt. Sugarloaf, Great Meadow, Puffers’ Pond, Brushy Mountain. Kestrel is conserving the best farmland, woodland, and wildlands because the Valley we share today is also the legacy we will leave for future generations.
Kestrel conserves land. With our partners Kestrel Land Trust has protected more than 18,000 acres of farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and recreation areas since 1970. To accelerate the pace of conservation in the Valley, we aim to protect 1,000 more acres each and every year.
Kestrel stewards land. Kestrel is committed to the Valley in perpetuity. After land is conserved, Kestrel ensures that the purposes for which it is protected are honored forever. Good stewardship involves knowing land intimately, monitoring it annually, and managing it well.
Kestrel creates community. Kestrel is committed to building trust within our community, from conservation commissions to landowners, to residents who seek a deeper connection with the Valley’s beautiful landscape. We sponsor monthly outings that get families and children out to the woods and meadows in all seasons. We also provide educational programs for landowners, and we host an annual 5K for Farmland & Farmers’ Market Festival for the entire community.
Invest in your Valley! Join your neighbors who love our the Valley by making a contribution to help protect it. Every dollar you give sustains our land conservation and stewardship work and leverages at least 10 times its value in public funding.
Support Kestrel today through Valley Gives! Be sure to click on the blue "Schedule your gift for 12.12.12" so that your donation will count toward our total on the big day!