New Carr Lake Videos + Free Fire Recovery/Funding Webinar + Race For Open Space

Carr Lake Park Project Take a look at these new videos about our Carr Lake park project! Big Sur Land Trust has been working with residents and community groups including CCA and RON to co-create a multi-benefit park and open space that reflects the heart and soul of Salinas. Throughout 2020, our work with partners and community members continued behind the … Read More

Special gifts for our beloved supporters!

To Our Beloved Supporters, For the last few weeks we’ve been celebrating Thankuary at Big Sur Land Trust. Though we are grateful all year for our donors, partners, funders, sponsors and volunteers, we’ve set aside this time to send extra doses of appreciation to all of you. And now, we have some special gifts for you! We hope these screensavers will remind you of the beautiful … Read More

Post-Storm Property Update

We want to give you a brief update on our properties after the recent storms: Fortunately after significant rainfall, Marks Ranch, located in Salinas within the River Fire burn scar, held up relatively well – especially considering the devastating slides off River Road and in Big Sur’s Dolan Fire burn scar. Our director of stewardship Patrick Riparetti reports: “In anticipation of winter storms, … Read More

The Work Ahead + Race for Open Space + Mitteldorf Preserve is Open

As we look forward to new possibilities in 2021, we wanted to share this message that our CEO/President Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis sent to California Council of Land Trust members, in her role as Board Chair for CCLT. The land trust movement is working for the lands we all love across the country! Thank you for your continued support. The Work Ahead … Read More

It’s “Thankuary” at Big Sur Land Trust!

As 2021 begins, we are grateful you have chosen to make a difference for the lands we all love – even as we continue navigating the health, socio-economic, and climate change implications we face. You make it possible for Big Sur Land Trust to serve our shared vision of healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities throughout Monterey County. In 2020, … Read More

Reflecting with gratitude for you and for the lands we all love!

Reflecting with Gratitude At times, 2020 – with all its uncertainty and challenges – has felt like the longest year ever. And yet, we can’t believe 2021 is just around the corner. Aside from the peace we could always find when we got outside in nature, there is one thing our board and staff knew we could count on. You! … Read More

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