4th Annual Vamos Afuera Salinas!/Take It Outside Salinas!

An opportunity for the community to appreciate existing parks and advocate for more. In support of the California Council of Land Trust’s “Take It Outside California!” initiative, several community groups and nonprofits in Salinas are partnering with Big Sur Land Trust to present an outdoor event filled with fun for everyone on Sunday, May 5. The festivities begin at 7 … Read More

Thank you for a successful Race for Open Space 2019!

Thank you to all our amazing runners, walkers, donors, and other Race for Open Space supporters. Together, we raised funds to support Big Sur Land Trust and our mission to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all. The diverse landscapes of Monterey County thank you, and Big … Read More

Convergence

Dear Reader, Peter Forbes’ Convergence: A story of people, place and opportunity at Carr Lake looks at the beginning stages of a monumental, long-term project for Big Sur Land Trust. Peter – a respected leader working at the intersection of land, people, and communities – candidly captures diverse perspectives as we step out of our comfort zone and begin a journey with … Read More

Glen Deven Ranch helps anti-poaching efforts in Africa

Recently, supporters of Big Sur Land Trust helped efforts to save elephants and other endangered species in Africa! Watch this video to see Glen Deven Ranch in action as a test site for Intel’s new AI technology developed in partnership with RESOLVE to help fight poaching in Africa. Glen Deven provided the perfect setting because many of the conditions there … Read More

Ways to Give

As we enjoy all the beauty and wonder this holiday season, 2018 is quickly coming to a close. If you’re still considering a donation, here’s some helpful information. Questions? Contact Us! If you have any questions about your gift this year, please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help if you need help to plan your … Read More

Taking the long view…

Considered by many to be the father of the modern day “land ethic” in the United States, Aldo Leopold wrote of the importance of “thinking like a mountain”. In response to witnessing “a fierce green fire” in the eyes of a dying wolf, he considered the long-term impacts of losing a species. The idea of “thinking like a mountain” also … Read More

Hundreds gather for Take It Outside Celebration

SALINAS, Calif. – The phrase “Take It Outside” isn’t always a good thing, but on Sunday it took on a new meaning. Several Salinas based Organizations held the third annual Take it Outside Celebration to encourage families to power down the screens and enjoy the outdoors. “We stay inside, we’re in school all day or an work all the time … Read More

Public comments on Carmel River FREE due on April 13th

Monterey County held public meetings about the Carmel River FREE Project on March 26th. If you missed these meetings, you can see the presentation here. The Monterey County Resource Management Agency and Big Sur Land Trust have partnered on the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project (Carmel River FREE) to improve flood control at the lower floodplain along … Read More

Why BSLT supports Prop 68

California Proposition 68, the Parks, Environment, and Water Bond, is on the ballot on June 5, 2018. A “yes” vote supports this measure to authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection projects, water infrastructure projects, and flood protection projects. Access to parks is a public need. Every child deserves to lead a happy … Read More