Cancelled – Guided Hike at Marks Ranch

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas

Cancelled – Guided Hike at Marks Ranch March 14, 2020 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM After considering several of the current public health messages we are receiving, we have decided to postpone this guided hike at Marks Ranch.However, Big Sur Land Trust believes it is more important than ever to connect people to open spaces so that they may experience ... Read More

Big Sur Land Trust’s Virtual Book Club – The Overstory

Join Big Sur Land Trust’s virtual book club. For our first book, we’ve chosen The Overstory, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Powers. Many staff members have been raving about it. We’re partnering with Pilgrim’s Way, an independent community bookstore in Carmel. Simply call them at 831-624-4955 and they will have the book drop-shipped to you. RSVP below to join our Zoom ... Read More

Big Sur Land Trust’s Virtual Book Club – The Honey Bus

Join Big Sur Land Trust's virtual book club! For our second book, we’ve chosen The Honey Bus, by Meredith May. Set in Monterey County, the story takes place during a pivotal time in May’s childhood when she suddenly found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in his ... Read More

Big Sur Land Trust’s Virtual Book Club – Braiding Sweetgrass

Join Big Sur Land Trust's virtual book club! For our next book, we’ve chosen Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller and named "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries ... Read More

Kiss the Ground | Big Sur Land Trust’s Virtual Movie Club

December 9 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm Our book club events have been so successful, we’re adding films into the mix! Now available on Netflix and on Vimeo for $1, 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 own healthy soils program as part ... Read More

FREE Funding Resources for Fire Preparedness Practices and Restoration

FREE Webinar: Funding Resources for Fire Preparedness Practices and Restoration on Rangelands Friday, March 19 6:00 – 7:30 PM PT Join experts on post-fire restoration, representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and BSLT’s director of stewardship, Patrick Riparetti for a free webinar! You’ll learn about best practices and funding resources for rangeland fire preparedness and restoration. You’ll also hear ... Read More

2021 Race for Open Space

Trail Run/Walk April 4 – 25, 2021 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 ... Read More

Race for Open Space Virtual After-Party

We want to celebrate everyone who participated in this year's virtual Race for Open Space! Come join us for our virtual after-party as we unveil all the results. There will be prize drawings and more fun to share. We hope to see you there! WHEN: Thursday, May 6 5:00-6:00 WHERE: Zoom Meeting RSVP: Complete the registration form below to RSVP.

FULL – Maintenance Monday | June 7

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas

EVENT CLOSED This volunteer event is now full. Stay tuned for more opportunities! Maintenance Monday at Marks Ranch Big Sur Land Trust is kicking off this summer season with our first ever Maintenance Monday! We'll be out at Marks Ranch cutting back some of the growth from this past year and preparing the trails for reopening! As part of the ... Read More

An evening with Dr. Matthew Savoca | June 17

Thursday, June 17 5:30 - 6:30pm We all know that plastic poses a threat to our environment and to animals. Join us for a virtual presentation from Dr. Matthew Savoca, as he shares his findings on why marine animals mistake plastic for food. We’ll even learn about some cool new research that hasn’t yet been published! Dr. Matthew Savoca is ... Read More