Two Cool Volunteer Opportunities!

Help Our “Stew Crew” at Mitteldorf Preserve Tuesday, August 27 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Have a sense of adventure? Come to magnificent Mitteldorf Preserve and help with trail maintenance, decommission damaged trails, restore drainage features, remove encroaching brush, and more. We’ll provide transportation, instruction, maps, tools, safety gear, gloves, and snacks. Please bring at least two liters of water, … Read More

A First for Big Sur Land Trust!

A New Way to Care for the Lands You Love: Create a Park. Restore a Natural Floodplain. Help a Forest Recover. Right now, Big Sur Land Trust has several complex, costly and necessary priorities, including restoring the lower Carmel River floodplain, creating a new park in the heart of Salinas and repairing fire-damaged Mitteldorf Preserve. To meet these challenges, Big … Read More

Volunteer at our Carr Lake Garden + Hike at Glen Deven Ranch and Mitteldorf Preserve

A BIG Thank You to Our Mitteldorf Stewardship Crew Recent docent-led hikes at Mitteldorf Preserve have been made possible by our summer stewardship crew. Led by Ben Thayer, crew members Sean Adams, Andrew Hernandez, Alex Gonzalez, and Evan Hamilton are living on-site and spending long days removing fallen trees from roads and trails, making bridges, and restoring trails. As they … Read More


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

eNews – We’re hiring! And grateful for our amazing volunteers!

We’re sending a big thank you to all volunteers who helped at our Glen Deven Ranch clean-up day! Thirteen hardworking and industrious volunteers of all ages made a huge difference at the ranch on Saturday, May 4th. They weeded. They mulched. They swept, raked, and mucked! They also did some great work (and received a little education) down at our … Read More

Latest eNews – Spring Into Action With Big Sur Land Trust!

Salinas Valley: Past, Present Future Exhibition Opening Reception May 3, 2019 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture 1 Main Street, Salinas FREE! Arts! Science! Children’s Activities! Food! Using the languages of science and art to interpret the dynamic landscape of the Salinas Valley this exhibition features scientific interpretation by CSUMB students and Geology Professor, … Read More

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

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