Gratitude first! + Upcoming Events

Gratitude for YOU! At Big Sur Land Trust, we do our best to focus on gratitude. Gratitude for the land, for the resilience that nature shows us, and for YOU — our amazing supporters, volunteers, partners, and funders. As we continue to find our way through the challenges and joys of 2021, one thing that has constantly inspired us is … Read More

Support BSLT through MCGives! + Upcoming hike & events

Photo Credit: Lisa Wegley Support Big Sur Land Trust through MCGives! Give today through December 31 We are grateful to be part of Monterey County Gives! One key to sustaining community health is that people of all ages, no matter where they live, are able to access the unique peace of mind provided by spending time in nature. During the pandemic, we … Read More

Watch a fly-over of Mitteldorf’s Dewing Redwood + More gratitude

As we approach the end of 2021, we wanted to celebrate the impact you, our incredible supporters, have made during these past 18 months. It has been challenging and yet there is still so much to be grateful for. This special gratitude report features an amazing video that will make you feel like you are “flying” up and over the Dewing Redwood … Read More

Mitteldorf Preserve is Open for Hiking + Free Drill Seeding Rangeland Demo at Marks Ranch

Mitteldorf Preserve is open for hiking!  We’re excited to announce that the installation of our new bridge at Mitteldorf Preserve in Carmel Valley is complete! Because of our generous donors, partners, and funders, this work was possible – and now hike reservations are open for Mitteldorf Preserve! Since the Soberanes Fire in 2016 and subsequent heavy winter rains damaged the property, our stewardship team … Read More

Marks Ranch is Open for Hiking!

After months of significant recovery efforts by our stewardship team and volunteers, Marks Ranch in Salinas is open for hiking! Over a year ago, the ranch served as incident command center during the River Fire while several acres burned on the property. When the fire was finally contained, water infrastructure, roads, and trails sustained severe damage. Through the generous support of our donors, partners, and … Read More

Salinas City Council Approves Carr Lake Park Project!

Salinas City Council Approves Carr Lake Park Project! It was unanimous! On Tuesday, September 14 the Salinas City Council supported the resolution to adopt the mitigated negative declaration for the Carr Lake Park project and approved the General Plan amendment and site rezone. This is a major milestone in the project’s history. We want to thank all the project partners … Read More

On 9/14 Advocate for Carr Lake Park @ Salinas City Council Meeting

Advocate for Carr Lake Park on Tuesday, September 14 Big Sur Land Trust is proposing the construction of a new park, recreational facility, and wetlands project on 73 acres located at 618 Sherwood Drive in Salinas. You can advocate for the Carr Lake park project by speaking during public comment at the Salinas City Council in-person meeting on Tuesday, September … Read More

Supporter Survey Summary + WHALE TAIL® Grant

Thank You to Those Who Participated in Our Recent Supporter Survey We had 261 responses – our highest rate yet! Here’s a brief summary of our key learnings: Of all the properties throughout Monterey County that Big Sur Land Trust has conserved – or transferred land for – respondents visited these sites the most: Garland Regional Park Palo Corona Regional … Read More

Cancelled: Today’s Salinas City Council Meeting

Cancelled: Today’s Salinas City Council Meeting Unfortunately, we just received the notice below from the City of Salinas that today’s City Council meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Please save Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00PM in your calendars to advocate for our park project at Carr Lake during the Council’s next meeting. We will be following up with more details as they … Read More

A Tribute to Alfred Diaz-Infante

Dear Friends, Our hearts are broken with the news of Alfred Diaz-Infante’s passing. Along with people across Monterey County, especially the Salinas community, we are mourning the loss of a dedicated advocate for people and open spaces. Big Sur Land Trust has been honored to have Alfred serve on our Advisory Board from 2010 – 2013 and on our Board … Read More