A Big Sur Podcast

# 80 Is Big Sur being overused? A conversation with Marcus Foster of Keep Big Sur Wild.

November 30, 2023 Magnus Toren, host Season 1 Episode 80
A Big Sur Podcast
# 80 Is Big Sur being overused? A conversation with Marcus Foster of Keep Big Sur Wild.
A Big Sur Podcast
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Show Notes

A journey into the heart of Big Sur by way of a conversation with Marcus Foster, a Big Sur local and advocate/activist. Please join us.

We talk of the Big Sur Land Use Plan (LUP) and  discuss its critical role in upholding Big Sur's unique promise.

Marcus tells of his personal transformation from a passive observer to a proactive guardian of the land, reveals how the increasing visitation, powered by social media promotion, presents an increased set of challenges.
 
LINKS:
Keep Big Sur Wild
Big Sur Multi Agency Council
Big Sur Land Use Plan Update (draft)
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We discuss the early residents' sacrifices and the contemporary stakeholders' battle to keep Big Sur wild for future generations.

We explore the friction between business growth and conservation, we also touch upon controversial topics such as light pollution from resorts and from new residential development.

Marcus stress the significance of raising awareness among tourists and potential property buyers about the regulations that are in place.

This episode is a call to arms - to recognize, respect, and protect the unique, breathtaking beauty of Big Sur. 

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