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

Free Art Show Opening | Convergence: Carr Lake Ecology and Community

Opening: February 196:00 – 7:30 PMExhibit will be open February 19 – AugustCSUMB City Center, Salinas We are excited to collaborate with California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)’s Salinas City Center, Arts and Culture on this exhibition! The show is free and will run through early August. Free “First Friday” events will be held in March, April, May, June and … Read More

Public Hearing on Carmel River FREE Project Currently Scheduled for 1/28 @ 1:30PM

The County Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing to consider certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) for the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement project (Carmel River FREE). Big Sur Land Trust is working with Monterey County on this flagship project to provide significant flood control, habitat restoration and recreational benefits. WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1:30PM WHERE: Monterey … Read More

A “Thankuary” Gift For You! + More fun

It’s Thankuary! And here at Big Sur Land Trust, we are starting this new decade with grateful hearts. In late 2019, we announced the Campaign for the Lands You Love – Big Sur Land Trust’s first major fundraising campaign since our founding in 1978. We set a $7 million goal covering five priorities to be raised by the end of 2019. And … Read More

Season’s Reflections + Matching Gift Opportunity + Richard Louv is Coming!

It’s that time of year to gather, celebrate and take a closer look at the things that matter most. As we reflect, we continue to be grateful to all our supporters. Your generous donations, sponsorships, partnerships and the time you spend volunteering give meaning to all our work throughout Monterey County. We wish you the best of all things during … Read More