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Hampshire College, Land Trust Announce Partnership

The Connecticut River as it winds through Massachusetts

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts has announced a land conservation project.

Hampshire College has transferred 46 acres of forest and meadow land on the Mount Holyoke Range to the Kestrel Land Trust. 

Beth Hooker, the college’s director of food, farm and sustainability said this will conserve scenic vistas and plant and wildlife habitat for generations.

" It is beautiful parcel. People walk on it and enjoy mountain biking and the passive recreation they can have there," she said.

The Hampshire College land acquisition is part of a effort by Kestrel and the Massachusetts  Dept of Conservation and Recreation to protect an additional 1,000 acres of land on the Mount Holyoke Range.

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