Find your next story. Find your wonder.

Do you remember the first time you felt a deep sense of wonder? Chances are, this experience happened in nature. Maybe it occurred watching birds nesting in your backyard, or the first time you saw a seed you planted sprout with tiny fluorescent green leaves. Maybe it was the first time you stood in the glorious shade of a giant oak tree. … Read More

Songbird Preserve is Closed

After large crowds visited Songbird Preserve this past weekend, we have made the difficult decision to close the site. We are taking this action in support of physical distancing as stipulated in the latest Shelter-In-Place Order. On a limited basis, we are offering solo self-guided hikes at our other properties. Request a hike here.

Happy Earth Day!

Hello Friends, As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day during a time when many of us cannot enjoy the natural open spaces that we love, it has become clear how much we rely on the health benefits that come from being out in nature. At Big Sur Land Trust, our thoughts are turning to gratitude for the action … Read More

Stay Connected with BSLT!

Hello Friends, In the spirit of staying connected, I wanted to share this brief video message. As we shelter in place for the fourth week, our Big Sur Land Trust team is still very busy! This week we announced our acquisition of 83.5 acres at Patriarch Ridge in Carmel Valley. The ridge is an important physical connection between conserved lands, supporting important … Read More

You can still hug a tree!

Dear Friends, We hope you are staying well as you take care of yourself and others. We are happy to see an increase in hike requests! If you are interested in a solo hike on one of our conserved properties, sign up here. With the increase in demand, we hope you can provide 48 hours’ notice so we can confirm your … Read More

Add Some Vitamin N to Your Routine!

Dear Friend, Stay healthy! Research continues to show that parks and open spaces provide health benefits beyond just physical exercise. Fresh air and organic compounds produced by trees may be a natural pharmacy that can help support our immune systems. Along with other important recommended precautions, none of us should forget our Vitamin N — Vitamin Nature! If solo time in … Read More

Don’t miss author Richard Louv + Art show grand opening + We’re hiring!

What are you doing on Friday, March 6th? Make plans to spend the evening with Big Sur Land Trust and best-selling author Richard Louv in Carmel Valley. In his most recent book Our Wild Calling, Louv says, “To fully protect anything we must know it, love it, act in mindful reciprocity — giving back to animals as they give to us.” Big Sur … Read More

Volunteers of the Year! + Get Your Tickets for an Evening with Richard Louv + More

This year’s valentine goes out to our volunteers for fueling our mission to conserve and care for the lands we all love throughout Monterey County! On February 1st, we celebrated all of the amazing people who selflessly give their time and talent to support Big Sur Land Trust! The festivities culminated with two awards. The Volunteer Group of the Year award … Read More

Important Milestone Reached on Carmel River FREE + Lots of Events!

We are wrapping up “Thankuary!” with gratitude to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors for certifying the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement (Carmel River FREE) project’s environmental impact review document earlier this week! Additional thanks go to all our supporters and the community members who attended the meeting, and to the team at Monterey County, our co-sponsors on this project. … Read More

An Evening with Best-Selling Author, Richard Louv

Friday, March 6Doors will open at 7:00PM7:30 – 9:00PMHidden Valley104 West Carmel Valley RoadCarmel Valley, CA 93924 Join Big Sur Land Trust for an inspirational evening with Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs and Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Doors will open at 7:00PM, event will run from 7:30 … Read More