New Marks Ranch Interactive Story Map + Post-Storm Update

As we celebrate our 46th anniversary this month, we’re reflecting on the many stories of the lands we all love throughout Monterey County. We are excited to share  “A Corridor of Change,” an interactive story map about the ecology and history of Big Sur Land Trust’s conserved property at Marks Ranch in Salinas. In 2023, students from the Middlebury Social … Read More

Reminder! Join our FREE “You Make It Possible” Virtual Event

Please join Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis, President and CEO and our staff on Wednesday, January 24 for a virtual celebration of all you made possible in 2023 and a look forward to the exciting actions we have planned for 2024. Sign up for the 9:00am PT Zoom meeting now! (If you tried before and saw that tickets were sold out, we’ve fixed … Read More

Thankuary gratitude event + Race for Open Space registration is live + Guided hikes

January is “Thankuary” at Big Sur Land Trust! As we continue to celebrate 45 years of conserving and caring for the lands we all love throughout Monterey County, we want you to know that your generosity is reflected in everything we do. We appreciate your help in protecting oak woodlands, forests, grasslands, water sources, and more habitats that are crucial … Read More

Help us select the name for our 73-acre park project in Salinas

Here’s your opportunity to help us select the final name for our park project in Salinas! In late summer 2023, the community submitted ideas for naming Big Sur Land Trust’s 73-acre park project at Carr Lake in Salinas. A naming committee made up of local residents and community leaders have considered all the submitted names and selected three names to … Read More

Reflecting on 2023 + An Invitation

We are reflecting on 2023 with boundless gratitude to our donors, funders, volunteers, citizen scientists, and community partners. Your purposeful support for the lands you love in Monterey County has made all of this possible: In celebration of these accomplishments and to express our gratitude for so much more, we hope you’ll join us for our virtual You Make It … Read More

Solstice Wonder and Holiday Greetings from Big Sur Land Trust!

As we approach the winter solstice, we hope you are taking opportunities to slow down and find some wonder in your world. In anticipation of the longest night, the rains have come to the lands you love in Monterey County, reminding us that renewal is on its way. As the light of day begins to hold on longer, we wish … Read More

Wow! Don’t miss this wild video of life at Mitteldorf Preserve!

Take a moment for something wild and check out this video of all the wildlife wandering through our Mitteldorf Preserve in Carmel Valley. And while you’re at it, here’s another wild opportunity – this Giving Tuesday your donation goes further through Monterey County Gives! Seriously, a portion of your gift will be matched, and time is of the essence. Opportunities … Read More

We’ve just protected 5,105 acres at Basin Ranch in Carmel Valley!

We are so excited that we’ve been able to acquire the 5,105-acre Basin Ranch within a critical wildlife corridor in the Sierra de Salinas mountain range. This means we’ve conserved over 45,000 acres throughout Monterey County in 45 years! By preventing potential development, the acquisition of Basin Ranch protects important habitats that many animals depend on. It has been thrilling … Read More