Colorado Fire Update

Thank you to the many folks who have expressed concern, we want to let you know that Glen Deven Ranch remains safe. Jim Cox is safe as well. We are diligently tracking the Colorado Fire and the progress of containment efforts. As always, the ranch stands ready to serve the community and emergency crews if needed. Like everyone, we are … Read More

You make it possible!

Even though 2021 held much more uncertainty than we all had hoped, because of our amazing donors, volunteers, funders, and partners, Big Sur Land Trust was able to more readily respond to the challenges that we faced. Through it all, there is one thing we knew we could count on. You! And your unwavering support for the lands you love … Read More

Amazing news about our Carr Lake park project in Salinas!

With profound gratitude, I am excited to share that California State Parks has awarded Big Sur Land Trust nearly $8.5M! This critical Proposition 68 funding will support the final design and construction of the neighborhood park element at our Carr Lake project in Salinas, including a nature playground, basketball court, skate spot, natural amphitheater, three small group picnic areas, two … Read More

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with MCGives! + New December Events

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with MCGives!  It’s #GivingTuesday! Grassroots generosity and community action are powerful forces for good, especially in challenging times – and you can make a difference for Big Sur Land Trust right now. We believe one key to sustained community health is that people of all ages, no matter where they live, are able to access the unique peace … Read More

Gratitude first! + Upcoming Events

Gratitude for YOU! At Big Sur Land Trust, we do our best to focus on gratitude. Gratitude for the land, for the resilience that nature shows us, and for YOU — our amazing supporters, volunteers, partners, and funders. As we continue to find our way through the challenges and joys of 2021, one thing that has constantly inspired us is … Read More

Support BSLT through MCGives! + Upcoming hike & events

Photo Credit: Lisa Wegley Support Big Sur Land Trust through MCGives! Give today through December 31 We are grateful to be part of Monterey County Gives! One key to sustaining community health is that people of all ages, no matter where they live, are able to access the unique peace of mind provided by spending time in nature. During the pandemic, we … Read More

Watch a fly-over of Mitteldorf’s Dewing Redwood + More gratitude

As we approach the end of 2021, we wanted to celebrate the impact you, our incredible supporters, have made during these past 18 months. It has been challenging and yet there is still so much to be grateful for. This special gratitude report features an amazing video that will make you feel like you are “flying” up and over the Dewing Redwood … Read More

Mitteldorf Preserve is Open for Hiking + Free Drill Seeding Rangeland Demo at Marks Ranch

Mitteldorf Preserve is open for hiking!  We’re excited to announce that the installation of our new bridge at Mitteldorf Preserve in Carmel Valley is complete! Because of our generous donors, partners, and funders, this work was possible – and now hike reservations are open for Mitteldorf Preserve! Since the Soberanes Fire in 2016 and subsequent heavy winter rains damaged the property, our stewardship team … Read More

Marks Ranch is Open for Hiking!

After months of significant recovery efforts by our stewardship team and volunteers, Marks Ranch in Salinas is open for hiking! Over a year ago, the ranch served as incident command center during the River Fire while several acres burned on the property. When the fire was finally contained, water infrastructure, roads, and trails sustained severe damage. Through the generous support of our donors, partners, and … Read More

Salinas City Council Approves Carr Lake Park Project!

Salinas City Council Approves Carr Lake Park Project! It was unanimous! On Tuesday, September 14 the Salinas City Council supported the resolution to adopt the mitigated negative declaration for the Carr Lake Park project and approved the General Plan amendment and site rezone. This is a major milestone in the project’s history. We want to thank all the project partners … Read More