Salinas Planning Commission Supports Carr Lake Park + Mitteldorf Closure + Job Opening

Big Sur Land Trust staff, community partners, and residents celebrate after the Carr Lake Project was unanimously approved by the Salinas Planning Commissioners to be considered at the next Salinas City Council meeting.  Salinas Planning Commission Supports Carr Lake Park On Wednesday, August 4, the Salinas Planning Commission unanimously approved to support the resolution recommending that the Salinas City Council … Read More

Advocate For Carr Lake Park Project at 8/4 Planning Commission Meeting

Photo: La Paz Middle School joined The Bird School project for a field trip to BSLT’s Carr Lake project site. Among other activities, students completed scientific journaling while exploring the thriving native plant garden. They all went home with seed packs assembled by volunteers! Advocate For Carr Lake Park Project at 8/4 Planning Commission Meeting Big Sur Land Trust is … Read More

Plan Your MPRPD Park + Stewardship & Volunteer Coord. Jobs + Take Our Survey

Plan Your Park – Open House Saturday, July 1710:00am – 1:00pm Join the conversation IN-PERSON with Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District as they continue to develop the PCRP-Rancho Canada Unit to serve your needs. We want your input on the design elements of the amphitheater, outdoor classroom, nature playground, pond viewing deck, trail materials, and the dog park! Learn more here. Stewardship Project … Read More

Supporter Survey — 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 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 and strengthen our relationship with you. We … Read More

Thank You Firefighters + Two Job Opportunities

Photo: Captain Justin Grunewald takes a brief break during the Willow Fire. Thank you, Firefighters! As the amazing teams of firefighters and support crews continue to contain the Willow Fire, we want to thank all of the brave people on the ground and in the air. For the third time in five years, Big Sur Land Trust’s Arroyo Seco Ranch was recently … Read More

County Board of Supervisors Approves Carmel River FREE Project!

The unanimous vote by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 15 to approve the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project (Carmel River FREE) was a pivotal moment in the planning process. Their approval will now enable final project design to proceed. Big Sur Land Trust, as a co-sponsor of the Carmel River FREE Project with … Read More

Salinas’ Mayor Craig visits Carr Lake + 06/17 Virtual event with Dr. Matthew Savoca

From left to right: Kristine Edmunds, Interim Executive Director, CCA; Rachel Saunders, Director of Conservation, Big Sur Land Trust; Salinas Mayor Kimbley Craig Salinas Mayor Craig visits Carr Lake Earlier this year, Big Sur Land Trust (BSLT) and Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) staff hosted individual Carr Lake site tours for several Salinas City Council members and the city manager. … Read More

Over $56K Raised by Runners, Hikers, Walkers, Supporters & “Hoppy Hiker” Drinkers!

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 (ROS) was a force for nature! 450 people ran, walked, and hiked safely and socially distanced at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, in their own neighborhoods, or on our special Adventure Courses! Many supporters donated as well. All … Read More

Celebrating Our Volunteers of the Year + ROS After-Party

Big Sur Land Trust’s Volunteers of the Year Special Thanks to Luca Gurdgiev and Tony Vastola  Though we held our virtual volunteer celebration earlier this year, as we close out National Volunteer Month we want to thank all volunteers and congratulate our 2020-21 Volunteers of the Year once again! When the pandemic hit a year ago, Luca Gurdgiev and Tony … Read More