Important Updates from Our Team + Carr Lake Naming Survey + Mountain Lion Video, and More

As Thankuary winds down at the end of this month, we’re still focusing on our tremendous gratitude for everyone who supports Big Sur Land Trust! If you missed our virtual “You Make It Possible” event, the recording is now available. You will see highlights from our conservation, stewardship, volunteer, and youth outdoor programs along with what’s in store for 2024.

We also want to thank everyone who donated through the recent Monterey County Gives! campaign – and all of you who gave throughout 2023. It is exciting to know that our work protecting wild lands and wildlife resonates with so many of you. To celebrate, we’re sharing this amazing video of mountain lion activity at Mitteldorf Preserve, proof that wild animals thrive on conserved lands.

You make a difference, and we cannot do this work without you! We’re looking forward to more good news as we continue conserving and caring for the lands we all love throughout Monterey County.

With sincere thanks,
Your friends at Big Sur Land Trust

Help us select the final name for our park project in Salinas!

Submit Your Choice by Sunday, January 28

In late summer 2023, the community submitted ideas for naming Big Sur Land Trust’s 73-acre park project at Carr Lake in Salinas. A naming committee made up of local residents and community leaders have considered all the submitted names and selected three names to be presented for community feedback. Please take this survey (in English or Spanish) and submit one choice before the end of the day on Sunday, January 28. Learn more >>

Join Our Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, February 8
12:00pm – 1:00pm


Calling all potential volunteers, newbies, and anyone who is already lending their time and talents to Big Sur Land Trust. Join us virtually on Thursday, February 8 as we cover our mission, history, programs, organizational structure, and volunteer opportunities so that you are more fully informed. This will also be your chance to interact with staff members and ask questions. Learn more >>