Race Results + Measure B + We’re Hiring!

Photo Credit: David Mullally

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 is a champion for Big Sur Land Trust’s mission! Over 400 people ran, walked, and hiked at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, Marks Ranch, or on one of our special Adventure Courses.

Between all of these stellar humans who found their wonder out on the lands they love and our generous sponsors, we raised $69,000!

Though everyone’s a winner in our book, here are the top finishers in each of our Race for Open Space categories:

SPEEDY RUNNER AWARDS (Based on the results submitted online)

  • Christina Moreno (Glen Deven Ranch)
  • Robin Dickson (Marks Ranch)
  • David Loutzenheiser (Marks Ranch)
  • Robin Dickson (Mitteldorf Preserve 4-mile)
  • William Tovar (Mitteldorf Preserve 4-mile)
  • Barratt Rowley (Mitteldorf Preserve 8.5-mile)
  • Megan Thomas (Mitteldorf Preserve 8.5-mile)
  • Stian Goransson (San Jose Creek 9-mile)
  • Sylvie Maxwell (San Jose Creek 9-mile)
  • Steve White (Palo Corona 10-mile)
  • Graciela Wilcox (Palo Corona 10-mile)
  • Robert Beverly (Palo Corona 21-mile)
  • Kara Hall (Palo Corona 21-mile)


  • Emily Motz (individual)
  • Hikers for Mother Earth (team)


  • Linda Mullally (individual fundraiser)
  • Coastal Pup Pack (team fundraiser)


  • Fred Watson (Most iNaturalist species observed on BSLT nature preserves)


  • Kimberle Herring (Tiny Treasures)
  • David Mullally (Animal Sightings)
  • Penny Partch (Connecting to the Land)
  • William Tovar (Sense of Community)


  • Fred Watson (Most iNaturalist species observed on BSLT nature preserves)

Want to see the winning photos? Check them out here. Take a look at all the submissions here!

As we begin planning next year’s Race for Open Space, we are sending all our gratitude from our hearts to yours.

Thank you!

The team at Big Sur Land Trust

Photo Credit: TAMC/FORTAG

Measure B

Tuesday, June 7

If Measure B passes, the proposed segment of FORTAG (Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway) through Del Rey Oaks – that includes an underpass to allow for safe crossing under Highway 218 for pedestrians and bicyclists – would not be built. Because our mission includes access to outdoor experiences for all, Big Sur Land Trust has endorsed Del Rey Oaks Neighbors for Safe Trails in opposition of Measure B.

Learn more here.

Conservation Job Opportunity

Land Acquisitions Manager

Are you a real estate expert who is passionate about the natural world? Here’s an opportunity to use your expertise along with your project management and relationship skills to help conserve the land and waterways of Monterey County and promote community health and well-being!

Learn more and apply here.

Director of Finance Job Opportunity

As the Director of Finance, your work is vital to the health of our organization! Working with our stewardship, conservation, community engagement, and development departments, you’ll be performing professional non-profit accounting functions. These include, but are not limited to, preparing of monthly financial reports, grant expense and net assets tracking, annual budget preparation and posting, and managing our annual independent audit.

Learn more and apply here.

Youth Outdoor Programs (YOP) Job Opportunities

Field Lead & Program Manager

Big Sur Land Trust’s approach begins with the land and the calming, inspirational, and evocative power of nature. As campers begin to embrace the comfort that comes from knowing they belong in nature, they begin to identify, embrace, and express their personal values, sparks, and dreams.

The Field Lead contributes to Big Sur Land Trust’s mission by coordinating and delivering day trips and overnight excursions for youth ages 10 to 19. Exemplify and uphold our organization’s spirit of community, and the acceptance and respect for one’s self, others and nature. In this position you will have the opportunity to directly impact youth in Monterey County by delivering enriching experiences to campers who may have faced multiple barriers to accessing and enjoying time in nature and/or immersive wilderness activities. Learn more and apply here.

The Youth Outdoor Program Manager supports our vision by planning, budgeting, implementing, and periodically co-leading day and overnight outdoor excursions for youth ages 10 to 19. You will ensure that all program staff are prepared to lead youth in community building/ice breaker activities, planned interpretive hikes, active nature observation, personal reflection, and creative self-expression through journaling, drawing, and other art forms. You will also oversee staff as they teach backpacking skill-building activities that are safe, fun, and fitting to each camper’s age and abilities. Learn more and apply here.

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