Destination Stewardship Plan info & survey

Dear Big Sur Community Members and Stakeholders,

We hope that all of you, and your families, are staying safe and healthy in these challenging times due to the Coronavirus.  Although public health advisories in California and elsewhere have resulted in disruptions to daily schedules and planning, we want to let you know that the Beyond Green Travel team continues to move forward working on the Big Sur Sustainable Tourism Destination Stewardship Plan (DSP). 

Among the most important goals is to continue to collect feedback and comments from the Big Sur community.  Given the need to adjust to new public health protocols, including avoiding public meetings and gatherings, we are extending the timeframe for completing the Big Sur Residents Survey to allow more residents of Big Sur the opportunity to complete it.  We are happy to report that we have received 306 completed surveys to date and we hope to receive more, so if you have not yet filled out the survey, please do so soon.  Here are the links in both English and Spanish. The survey will remain available until March 27:

Survey links: 

In addition, we wish to remind everyone that the Big Sur Destination Stewardship Plan comment, remains open 24/7 to provide an easy way for you to share your thoughts, recommendations and ideas for how to better manage visitation to Big Sur for the future as part of the DSP multi-stakeholder process. 

We wish you a healthy and enjoyable Spring season – a time for nature’s renewal and an inspiration for better days to come.

Best regards,
Costas Christ & The Beyond Green Travel Team

Upcoming Storm System(s)

10 am update — From John Lindsey: “This hasn’t been the first time when the ‘Ides of March’ has saved our rainfall season, as evidenced by our Miracle March in 1991 and the floods of 1995. We could see rainfall accumulations of between 4 and 8 inches today through next Monday.” looking at his map, it looks like Big Sur is more likely to receive up to 10” of accumulations.

About 4 to 6 inches of rain in SLO county is expected starting this weekend through Friday, March 20, with multiple days of showers expected.

“This will be much much colder experience than the last storm,” said John Lindsey, PG&E meteorologist. “The last storm was a really warm storm system. We’re going from what was pretty warm rain to cold rain.

Forecasts show rain starting this weekend, lasting each day through Friday.

Monday and Tuesday will see some of the heaviest rainfall, with greater than a 80% expected on Monday and a 70% chance on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Monday could see up to 1.25 inches of rain, Lindsey said.

Lindsey said that the weather pattern could bring snow levels reaching elevations of 3,000 feet.

“It will be a pretty impressive weather pattern,” Lindsey said.
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