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, CA

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

Maintenance Monday | July 26

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas, CA

Monday, July 26 5:00 - 8:00pm We enjoyed seeing familiar faces and meeting new volunteers last month during our first Maintenance Monday! If you were unable to attend that event, you can sign up for this one! Maintenance Mondays is a series of volunteer events to make the land more resilient, enjoyable and safe for wildlife and people alike. We ... Read More

Maintenance Monday | August 23

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas, CA

Monday, August 23 5:00 - 8:00pm What a group of excellent volunteers we have had the pleasure of working with the past couple of Maintenance Mondays! If you were unable to attend those events, you can sign up for this one! Maintenance Mondays is a series of volunteer events to make the land more resilient, enjoyable and safe for wildlife ... Read More

Oak Tree Restoration for Rangelands

Oak Tree Restoration for Rangelands August 25, 2021 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm on Zoom Oak woodlands perform numerous important ecosystem services including scenic beauty, erosion prevention, improving water quality and infiltration, regulating water flow in watersheds, providing habitat for bird and animal species, increasing biodiversity, and GHG sequestration as well as improving soil health. Oaks are healthy for rangelands for ... Read More