Big Sur Land Trust (Monterey, CA)


  • Name:Bill Leahy
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Sur Land Trust
  • Address:PO Box 4071
    Monterey, CA 93942
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:831-625-5523

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Big Sur Land Trust is to inspire love of the land and conservation of our treasured landscapes.

  • Overview:
  • Last year the Big Sur Land Trust (BSLT) launched a five-year strategic initiative called Impact Now. There is purposeful urgency in this choice of words: Impact, because that is what happens when the Land Trust connects the lives of people to the land we have conserved; and Now, because it is now time to open the next chapter of the Land Trust's work. That next chapter is focused on proliferating connections between people and the land.

    We are connecting more people with natural landscapes, thereby enhancing the connections of people with land, wildlife and each other. All residents of our diverse community deserve the chance to enjoy parks and trails. We see a future for our communities in which natural resources, working landscapes, prospering human communities and the unique character of place are conserved and cared for through innovative partnerships and inspirational learning opportunities.

    This vision calls for a new way of approaching our work. It opens a world of opportunity to build community partnerships, especially in the Salinas Valley, to inspire people of all ages to discover local wilderness and inspire a new generation of conservationists. The BSLT’s future will reflect the diverse ways that Monterey County’s communities interact with and connect to the region’s lands and waters – as hikers and ranchers, children and property owners, as field workers, farmers and researchers. Our commitment is to establish and maintain educational programs that improve the well-being of people, especially youth, with experiences that inspire interest in local history, culture and conservation.

  • History:
  • Since its founding in 1978, the core commitment of the Big Sur Land Trust has been to conserve the significant lands and waters of California’s Central Coast for all generations. The result: conserving more than 40,000 acres of land in Monterey County. Working with willing landowners and other conservation partners, and backed by a diverse community of 1000 members, the Land Trust has protected unique habitats for rare and endangered wildlife, conserved diverse lands including working ranches and farmlands, and created new opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoor wonders of Monterey County.

  • Year established:1978
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:7
  • Staff size:14


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:94-2473415

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:942473415
  • Organization Name:BIG SUR LAND TRUST
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:509 HARTNELL ST
  • Organization City:MONTEREY
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:93940-2825
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1978
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:C340
  • Asset Amount:$36,897,887
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$6,688,748
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,748,392
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:54:01 am

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