Give a unique gift from Big Sur Land Trust!

Our Store has Special Gifts Bring nature to your loved ones with our activity kits. Kids of all ages can plant a bird and butterfly garden, or make a forever garden flower press, and there’s more fun included! Our notecards are a perfect way to share the lands you love with friends and family. Or treat them to apparel featuring our beloved BSLT … Read More

Now more than ever we are called to make a difference.

GivingTuesday December 1 GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. And in Monterey County, we are able to give not just on one day, but all season long through Monterey County Gives!  In August, Big Sur Land Trust’s Marks Ranch, located between Toro County Park and the Las Palmas … Read More

Gratitude for you!

As we head toward the end of this challenging year, Big Sur Land Trust’s team recognizes that we have many gifts that should not be taken for granted: our health; access to beautiful, open spaces where we live; signs of regrowth since this summer’s fires; and the ability to do meaningful conservation work because of your support. Watch our message of … Read More

We’re part of MCGives! + Shop BSLT Merch

Support Big Sur Land Trust through MCGives! Give today through December 31st We are grateful to be part of Monterey County Gives! once again. In August, Big Sur Land Trust’s Marks Ranch, located between Toro County Park and the Las Palmas neighborhoods, was called into service on the River Fire as part of the incident command center. It quickly became clear that … Read More

New Movie Club + Make a Camp Pizza! + Braiding Sweetgrass

Kiss the Ground kicks off our Movie Club! Virtual Movie ClubDecember 9 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm Our book club events have been so successful, we’re adding films into the mix! Now available on Netflix, the documentary Kiss the Ground unpacks the ways the earth’s soil may be the key to combating climate change. Big Sur Land Trust is starting our … Read More

Read with Big Sur Land Trust + Share Your #WeeklyWonder

Read Braiding Sweetgrass with Big Sur Land Trust Virtual Book ClubNovember 12 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, in Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons. Join Big Sur Land Trust as we discuss this inspiring book and hear representatives from local tribes share their … Read More

Autumn Hiking is Open + New Book Club + A Gift for Fall!

Take a Socially-Distanced Autumn Hike There’s nothing like a brisk hike in the Fall. Get out and experience the beauty of our lands at Mitteldorf Preserve and Patriarch Ridge in Carmel Valley. These properties are open for hiking – and so is Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur! Make your reservation today. Big sur land trust Big sur land trust Read Braiding Sweetgrass with Big Sur Land … Read More

Our Current Situation

Dear Friends, As I write this, my thoughts are filled with the remarkable set of challenges we face on a global, national and local level. I wanted to give you an update on our current situation and share how I see Big Sur Land Trust fitting into the conversation around solutions. It’s been four weeks since our Marks Ranch property … Read More

We Are Stronger As A Community

Aerial photo by Matthew Pendergast shows BSLT’s Marks Ranch and lands we transferred to Toro County Park. Dear Friends, As Salinas’ River Fire and Carmel Valley’s Carmel Fire are subsiding, and the Dolan Fire in Big Sur persists, we are witnessing heroic efforts from firefighters, support crews and neighbors helping neighbors. These moments remind us of the strength of our … Read More

Update: Marks Ranch and the River Fire

Dear Friends, I wanted to give you a brief update on Marks Ranch. After playing a critical role in supporting our local community, much of the property, including the water infrastructure, burned in the last two days. However, we are happy to report that the Hacienda along with other buildings have been spared. Staff has been on site throughout the week … Read More