New Project @ Mitteldorf + Donor Survey + A Gift for You

Redwood and Tanoak  Salvage  Project

In our continuing efforts to restore and care for Mitteldorf Preserve after the damage from the Soberanes Fire, storms and flooding in 2016/2017, Big Sur Land Trust will be conducting a dead tree salvage operation in late June. Except for June 25th, limited solo hiking access will continue with opportunities to view the work at a safe distance. 

No live trees will be felled. All selected redwood trees fell due to natural causes during or shortly after the fire burned through the property. The tanoaks succumbed to Sudden Oak Death or natural causes, and were felled as part of a CAL FIRE priority fuels reduction project.

Some of the salvaged coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus) logs will be transformed into seasoned slabs and auctioned off in late 2020 to provide funding for continued fire recovery, natural resource management, youth programs, and infrastructure needs at Mitteldorf Preserve. The rest of the wood will be used for improvement projects at Big Sur Land Trust properties (e.g. decking, picnic tables, structure repair, trail infrastructure, etc.). Would you like to receive updates on the project and learn more about purchasing? Sign up here!


We want to hear from you!

Big Sur Land Trust Donor Survey

Because you are a vital part of Big Sur Land Trust’s community, we want to get to know you more, serve you better, and strengthen our relationship with you.

Will you help us by completing a 5-minute survey? Please respond by July 10.


A Gift for Planning Ahead

The coronavirus has reminded us that we can’t take the quality of our lives or our access to open spaces for granted. To thank you for conserving and caring for the lands you love throughout Monterey County, we want to share a free resource that can help you protect what you care about.

Because we’ve seen increased interest in estate planning, we are offering FreeWill to make an often-complex task easier and provide you with more peace of mind. Using this valuable tool, you can easily write a will and protect your loved ones as well as the causes that matter most to you.


Activity Kits for Campers!

Camper’s Corner

Our Youth Outdoor Programs team has assembled our first ever Activity Kit, “Seeding Native Plants,” which will be delivered to almost 200 families and former campers in partnership with CHISPA and Girls Health in Girls Hands

Thanks to S & S Seeds for donating Sticky Monkeyflower seeds and Rana Creek Nursery for the generous discount on black sage seeds.

Check out our video on planting here!


Read The Honey Bus with BSLT

July 23, 2020
4:00 – 6:00 PM (PT)
Virtual Book Club


We’ve chosen The Honey Bus by Meredith May for our virtual book club meeting on July 23!

The story takes place locally as May suddenly finds herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper. Don’t forget to order your book from Pilgrim’s Way Community Book Store at 831-624-4955. Learn more and RSVP here!

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