Don’t miss author Richard Louv + Art show grand opening + We’re hiring!

What are you doing on Friday, March 6th? Make plans to spend the evening with Big Sur Land Trust and best-selling author Richard Louv in Carmel Valley.

In his most recent book Our Wild Calling, Louv says, “To fully protect anything we must know it, love it, act in mindful reciprocity — giving back to animals as they give to us.” Big Sur Land Trust agrees! Our conserved lands serve as crucial wildlife corridors, and many of them protect important habitats for endangered species. Get your tickets here.

Or…enjoy the free grand opening of our Convergence art show in Salinas. The exhibition is a collaboration with BSLT, CSUMB Salinas City Center and Urban Arts Collective, and features an archival image of the first-ever planting of Carr Lake, mixed-media pieces, and watercolors created from pigments mined by artists. There’s even an interactive area where young visitors can enjoy creating a mini park in a terrarium! Local and national artists of all ages have contributed their beautiful interpretations of the Convergence theme. Learn more here.

BSLT’s Stewardship Team is Hiring!

We’re seeking two full-time positions requiring strong land management backgrounds: 

LAND STEWARD: This position will work to design and implement engaging projects that strengthen the ecological integrity of the land.

PRESERVE MANAGER: This position will work to plan, direct, and implement projects that support visitation and stewardship of Land Trust properties.

Want to learn more? Visit our website to learn about each position and how to apply.

Race for Open Space

Saturday, April 11
7:00AM – 10:00AM
Marks Ranch, Salinas

This year at the Race for Open Space, BSLT asks you to run in the name of conservation. Run to inspire others to care about the places that are special to you. Run for the lands you love. Learn more and register to participate here. 

Not a runner? Consider being a volunteer to help create a moment for people to connect to themselves, to each other and to the beauty of nature at Marks Ranch. Learn more and sign-up to volunteer here.

Mitteldorf Preserve is Open!

Cal Fire has temporarily suspended their Palo Corona Fuels Reduction project at Mitteldorf Preserve — this means you can get out on this magnificent property once again! 

Located in the Santa Lucia Mountains, southeast of Carmel and home to Monterey County’s largest redwood tree, this amazing landscape was forever protected from logging when Harriet and Arthur Mitteldorf provided funds for BSLT to purchase the property in 1990. Over 1,000 acres of riparian and oak woodlands, chaparral, grasslands, and a rare stand of madrone contribute to the beauty of this important watershed and habitat for several protected species. Sign up for self-guided hike!