Colorado Fire Update + Race for Open Space + We’re Growing!

Update: Colorado Fire

Thank you to all who have expressed concern during the Colorado Fire this week in Big Sur. Thankfully, Glen Deven Ranch remained safe and so did Jim Cox. We are grateful the fire has been largely contained, and evacuation and road closure orders have been lifted. Out of respect for returning residents and the fire and repair crews who will need access to support recovery efforts, Glen Deven Ranch will remain closed to hikers. We’re grateful to all the people who fought the fire, supported emergency crews, and continue to extend a helping hand to those affected.

Since we are still celebrating Thankuary, I wanted to thank all our amazing volunteers who have given so generously of their time and talents this past year. Our volunteer board of trustees and committee members, advisory council members and science advisors spent many hours helping to guide Big Sur Land Trust’s priorities through uncertain circumstances. Our mighty stewardship volunteers masked up when necessary and headed out on the land for all types of projects: invasive species removal, cleaning up Marks Ranch when it was safe after the River Fire, restoring the creek banks around the new bridge at Mitteldorf Preserve, maintaining trails and countless other tasks! Community members from all over the county volunteered for planting days at Carr Lake and came out to support the approval of the project by the Salinas city council. And these are just some of the many examples!

As this week’s Colorado Fire proved, we cannot know when challenges will arise. Yet, our Big Sur Land Trust team continues to persevere because of the generous support of our volunteers, donors, sponsors, funders, and partners.

We’re sending you all our sincerest gratitude.

Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis

President/CEO, Big Sur Land Trust

p.s. Big Sur Land Trust is growing! To continue to serve our shared vision of healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities, in addition to the job opening listed below, we will be sharing more opportunities over the next several months. If you know anyone who has a passion for our mission, please encourage them to check this link for updates!

Job Opportunity: Development Data Entry & Administrative Assistant

Are you ready to take meaningful action for the lands you love in Monterey County? Do you have a passion for data? Our development department has an open administrative assistant position that focuses on data entry and management, and supporting engagement with our donors.

Learn more and apply here.

Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Move for the Lands You Love in Monterey County

April 2022

Do you love beautiful, conserved landscapes in Monterey County? Save time in April for Big Sur Land Trust’s Race for Open Space!

For the entire month, you can reserve your spot at Glen Deven Ranch, Marks Ranch, and Mitteldorf Preserve to run or hike and raise funds for the lands you love. We’ll also be offering more adventure courses, including in-person runs on April 2nd and 3rd – as well as special guided hikes!

Not located in Monterey County? No problem! You can run, hike, and support our mission on your favorite trails no matter where you live. Stay tuned for more details soon!