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

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