Health. Abundance. Diversity. These qualities are central to any thriving community, in our towns and cities as well as in the landscapes that give our region its unique, distinctive character. The Big Sur Land Trust is committed to ensuring that our land and water is conserved for wildlife habitat and sustainable human economic and recreational uses. It is easy to appreciate Monterey County’s stunning landscapes—the oak woodlands and the coastal prairies, the river corridors and the mountain ranges—but their importance and value go well beyond the visual beauty we readily enjoy. Each of these landscapes plays a critical role in maintaining the health of our environment.
Supporting and promoting ecological health is a community-based effort. With your help, Monterey County can become a leader in sustaining native, natural communities. Working together, we can restore natural systems that have been damaged by excessive water extraction and dams, preserve essential habitat to increase populations of native fish and songbirds, remove the most prolific and damaging invasive plant species, secure wildlife and wildlife corridors, safeguard our communities against flood, fire, and the potential damages wrought by dramatic climate change, encourage the sustainable use of natural capital such as water and soil, develop “green” technologies and infrastructure, and invest in the health of future generations by using and promoting alternative energy sources.
By planning for the future with a sense of purpose and investment in the long-term ecological health of our region, we can ensure a lasting well-being for every living thing in this extraordinary place we call home.
Stories and Projects
- Wildlife Corridors - An Overview
- Conserving Oak Woodlands
- Wildlife Corridors: A Last, Best Chance for Key Local Species?
- Martin Dunes
- Habitat Restoration at Martin Dunes
- Williams Creek Erosion Prevention Implementation Project in Mitteldorf Preserve
- Cooperative Management Fosters Stewardship of Palo Corona Regional Park
- Integrated Regional Water Management Planning