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

Remembering Lana Weeks + Open Call for Art + Special Presentations

It was with heavy hearts that we learned of Lana Weeks’ passing in late November. Our Director of Community Programs, Todd Farrington, worked with her for most of her tenure at BSLT and had this reflection: “The decade that Lana Weeks worked at Big Sur Land Trust was a truly pivotal time. She was a catalyst for moving our traditional … Read More

Season of Gratitude

During this holiday season we are wishing you the sense of well-being that can only come from time in nature. We sincerely appreciate you, our donors, partners and volunteers, for taking action for the lands you love throughout Monterey County. Your generosity supports healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities in our region. And, because of you, over 40,000 acres … Read More

Youth Campers’ “Marks Ranch to Martin Dunes” Experience and more

Recently, day-campers from The Epicenter in Salinas participated in Big Sur Land Trust’s first “Marks Ranch to Martin Dunes” experience. Corinne Calhoun, BSLT’s Youth Outdoor Programs Manager explains, “We started out on a crisp, clear morning at the Marks Ranch Hacienda in Salinas and ended the day at Martin Dunes in Marina. At the ranch we discussed, ‘What makes us/where … Read More