Cal Fire Crews Make Mitteldorf Preserve Safer Over the last several weeks, Cal Fire crews created defensible space around the lodge and the legacy redwood tree at Mitteldorf Preserve. Crews removed ceanothus, surface and ladder fuels, and several dead, downed tanoaks around the lodge and the bunkhouse. Cal Fire will now be working with Hadley Hargrove, Big Sur Land Trust’s preserve manager, to identify and … Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Irene Rosen + CAL FIRE @ Mitteldorf + Stewardship Job Opening
Volunteer Spotlight: Irene Rosen We consider Irene Rosen a superstar for so many reasons. She’s a wildflower expert extraordinaire and an iNaturalist contributor beyond compare! You’ll often find her out on one of our nature preserves taking close-up photos of flora and fauna. Irene is a true force of nature as a prolific contributor to Big Sur Land Trust’s iNaturalist database. … Read More
Thank you, Senator Laird! + Take our survey!
State Senator John Laird Secures $2M for Carmel River FREE! We want to express our deepest gratitude to California State Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) for including funding for the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project (Carmel River FREE) in the $60 million he recently secured in the state budget process for priorities in District 17. With all … Read More
We want your feedback! + Controller Job Opening
Please comment by Sunday, July 10! Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to conserve unique Monterey County landscapes, keep these treasured lands healthy and resilient, provide access to more outdoor experiences, and inspire the next generation of young nature enthusiasts. You are a vital part of Big Sur Land Trust’s community, and we want to serve you better … Read More
Annual Supporter Survey + MCWeekly Carr Lake Cover Story + We’re hiring
We want to hear from you! Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to conserve unique Monterey County landscapes, keep these treasured lands healthy and resilient, provide access to more outdoor experiences, and inspire the next generation of young nature enthusiasts. You are a vital part of Big Sur Land Trust’s community, and we want to serve you better … Read More
Race Results + Measure B + We’re Hiring!
Photo Credit: David Mullally Thanks to all Race for Open Space Participants, Supporters, Sponsors, and Partners Everyone who participated, supported, and volunteered at this year’s Race for Open Space is a champion for Big Sur Land Trust’s mission! Over 400 people ran, walked, and hiked at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, Marks Ranch, or on one of our special Adventure Courses. Between … Read More
Happy Earth Day + New Job Opportunities at Big Sur Land Trust
Happy Earth Day! On this Earth Day, I am reflecting on my home: the Earth (of course!); Monterey County’s magnificent lands and waters; and our natural and human communities. I am reminded that humans are not separate from nature. We are nature. When we care for the earth, we care for ourselves. When we immerse ourselves in thriving natural spaces, we heal. … Read More
Adventures on the wild(flower) side!
Photo credit: Deb Busman Lots of folks are making amazing memories during our Race for Open Space and you can too! We kicked off our annual month-long fundraiser last weekend with three Adventure Courses in partnership with California State Parks, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Santa Lucia Conservancy, and Santa Lucia Preserve. We want to thank the more than 200 opening weekend runners, walkers, and hikers … Read More
Race for Open Space + MSO features John Wineglass + We’re hiring
Register to Participate in or Volunteer at BSLT’s Race for Open Space 2022 We hope you’ll join us for our Race for Open Space — get moving for healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities! There’s something for all fitness levels including special adventure courses and guided hikes on lands not usually open to the public. Get more details and sign up to … Read More
Register for our 2022 Race for Open Space! + Two job openings
Move for the Lands You Love in April No matter your fitness level or where you live, Big Sur Land Trust’s Race for Open Space has something for everyone! You can run/walk/hike conserved properties in Big Sur, Carmel Valley, and Salinas. And, thanks to our partners at Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State Parks, Santa Lucia Preserve, and Santa Lucia Conservancy, … Read More