Mission: The kestrel land trust seeks to protect land in perpetuity and works with volunteers and professionals, other land trusts and government agencies to acquire and protect forests, farms, fields, mountain vistas and other significant landscapes in the 19 town region surrounding amherst and northampton, massachusetts.
Programs: Land protection - conserve land through aquisitions & restriction.
outreach/education - to educate the public about land conservation methods and the public benefits of conserved land.
stewardship - to maintain and uphold the conservation purposes of lands owned or overseen by the organization.
Kestrel Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Kestrel Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Kestrel Land Trust has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.