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

We’re part of MCGives! + Shop BSLT Merch

Support Big Sur Land Trust through MCGives! Give today through December 31st We are grateful to be part of Monterey County Gives! once again. In August, Big Sur Land Trust’s Marks Ranch, located between Toro County Park and the Las Palmas neighborhoods, was called into service on the River Fire as part of the incident command center. It quickly became clear that … Read More

New Movie Club + Make a Camp Pizza! + Braiding Sweetgrass

Kiss the Ground kicks off our Movie Club! Virtual Movie ClubDecember 9 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm Our book club events have been so successful, we’re adding films into the mix! Now available on Netflix, the documentary Kiss the Ground unpacks the ways the earth’s soil may be the key to combating climate change. Big Sur Land Trust is starting our … Read More

Read with Big Sur Land Trust + Share Your #WeeklyWonder

Read Braiding Sweetgrass with Big Sur Land Trust Virtual Book ClubNovember 12 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, in Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons. Join Big Sur Land Trust as we discuss this inspiring book and hear representatives from local tribes share their … Read More

Autumn Hiking is Open + New Book Club + A Gift for Fall!

Take a Socially-Distanced Autumn Hike There’s nothing like a brisk hike in the Fall. Get out and experience the beauty of our lands at Mitteldorf Preserve and Patriarch Ridge in Carmel Valley. These properties are open for hiking – and so is Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur! Make your reservation today. Big sur land trust Big sur land trust Read Braiding Sweetgrass with Big Sur Land … Read More

Our Current Situation

Dear Friends, As I write this, my thoughts are filled with the remarkable set of challenges we face on a global, national and local level. I wanted to give you an update on our current situation and share how I see Big Sur Land Trust fitting into the conversation around solutions. It’s been four weeks since our Marks Ranch property … Read More

We Are Stronger As A Community

Aerial photo by Matthew Pendergast shows BSLT’s Marks Ranch and lands we transferred to Toro County Park. Dear Friends, As Salinas’ River Fire and Carmel Valley’s Carmel Fire are subsiding, and the Dolan Fire in Big Sur persists, we are witnessing heroic efforts from firefighters, support crews and neighbors helping neighbors. These moments remind us of the strength of our … Read More

Update: Marks Ranch and the River Fire

Dear Friends, I wanted to give you a brief update on Marks Ranch. After playing a critical role in supporting our local community, much of the property, including the water infrastructure, burned in the last two days. However, we are happy to report that the Hacienda along with other buildings have been spared. Staff has been on site throughout the week … Read More

Cal Fire stages firefighting equipment at BSLT’s Marks Ranch

Dear Friends of Big Sur Land Trust, Since you may have heard of the large River Fire that is raging in Salinas after a lightning strike early Sunday morning, I wanted to update you on our conserved lands at Marks Ranch. Big Sur Land Trust has closed our solo hiking program at the ranch in order for Cal Fire to … Read More

Watch Meredith May’s Talk on The Honey Bus + Land Steward Needed!

Watch a Recording of Author Meredith May From Our July Book Club The Honey Bus Great news! You can now share the experience that over 100 enthusiastic readers enjoyed when author Meredith May joined our last virtual book club on The Honey Bus. Watch the video to see Meredith’s special presentation about her beloved grandfather and the life lessons he taught her through … Read More