A mom and her daughter birdwatching on the banks of the Connecticut River in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley

Photo Credit: Jerry Monkman

Running the length of Massachusetts along the Connecticut River, Pioneer Valley (also known as the Connecticut River Valley) is home to fertile farmland, lively college towns, and forested hills — which provide important habitat for bears and other far-roaming mammals.

As the Valley’s popularity grows, development pressures are also multiplying. State and local land trusts are scrambling to conserve the region’s fragile lands, tapping into OSI’s funding to react quickly and remain agile as lands come up for sale.

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