Annual Report and Financials

2015-2016 Financial Report

Achievements

  • FOA holds 19 conservation easements
  • 4 properties owned and conserved by FOA
  • 18% increase in contributions
  • 3.8% increase in revenue
  • 66 first-time contributors

Goals for 2017

  • Raise $296k in revenue, of which $229k is generated from donations
  • Be a voice for conservation in local and regional planning initiatives
  • Acquire privately held undeveloped land for open space conservation
  • Stop any effort to transfer water rights from the SL Valley up to Albion Basin
  • Be the organization of choice for those seeking to conserve Alta’s character

June 30, 2016 Annual Report

Revenue

Donations 1 $200,669
Donations to Conservation Fund $13,030
Donations to Bill Levitt Fellowship $2,730
Donations to Alta Defense Fund/Litigation $7,225
Fundraising Programs 2 $6,776
Special Events $15,635
Investment Income $24,021
Total Revenue$270,086

Expenses

Operations$57,862
Alta Community and Government Relations$27,270
Environmental Education, Studies & Sustainability 3$47,285
Land Conservation 4 $22,580
Litigation Against the State Engineer$39,598
Fundraising $45,556
Conservation Fund Management Fees$3,931
Total Expenses$244,082

1. Individual Donations, Business Sponsors, Bequests, Securities, Love Utah Give Utah, Grants

2. Alta Mid-Winter Study Group, Memorial Tree Program, Merchandise

3. Alta School Science Grant, Friends of Utah Avalanche Center Snow Safety Education Grant, Alta Summer Booth, Summer Stewardship Programs, Alta Bird Study, Wetland Study, GIS mapping

4. Conservation Easement Monitoring, Land Trust Alliance membership, Insurance, Conservation Resources & Planning

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1 month ago

Friends of Alta

Cottonwood Canyons is looking to hire a new Community Engagement Coordinator! Visit cottonwoodcanyons.org/employment-opportunities/ for more information and to apply.PLEASE SHARE: We are hiring a new Community Engagement Coordinator! This is a full time, hourly position for someone enthused about outreach, communications, marketing, and, of course, the Cottonwood Canyons! Please visit our website for more information and to apply. cottonwoodcanyons.org/employment-opportunities/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Friends of Alta

Alta Kids Day is TOMORROW!!! Discover the magic of Alta with family walks, birding, an interactive watershed model, crafts and more! All activities are free and open to the public.

10am-2pm | Albion Base | Free Admission
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2 months ago

Friends of Alta

Amazon Prime Day is today! Use the link below and Amazon will make a donation to Friends of Alta everytime you make a purchase. Just make sure to register Friends of Alta as your charity!

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2 months ago

Friends of Alta

Great tip from Alta Community Enrichment!

If you are heading up or down LCC and get stopped in the construction traffic, think about turning your car off (and put your ebrake on). This helps your air, your health and your pocketbook.If you are heading up or down LCC and get stopped in the construction traffic, think about turning your car off (and put your ebrake on). This helps your air, your health and your pocketbook.
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2 months ago

Friends of Alta

Salt Lake County is currently updating the Wasatch Canyons General Plan. The purpose of this plan is to guide future development and preservation in the canyons. Currently, 19 preliminary goals have been identified and Salt Lake County is now looking for public feedback on these goals and how to best achieve them. Join them for one of their Community Open Houses to join the discussion or fill out the online survey starting July 26th. For more information, visit slco.org/planning-transportation/wasatch-canyons-general-plan-update/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Friends of Alta

UDOT has created a facebook group regarding the Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS (Environmental Impact Statement). This group was created to encourage participation and hear from stakeholders as well as to provide relevant and updated information to the public. For more information on this project visit www.udot.utah.gov/littlecottonwoodeis/

Join the Facebook Group Here -------> bit.ly/2znsyyB
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3 months ago

Friends of Alta

We would like to introduce our 2018 Summer Bill Levitt Fellow, Siri Vlasic!

Siri graduated from Westminster College with a degree in Environmental Science in 2017. She has a wide range of experience, including conducting conservation research in the Okvango Delta of southern Africa to providing GIS assistance for a Salt Lake City landscape architecture and community planning firm. Siri grew up skiing at Alta, and thinks of it as her second home. She looks forward to combining her love for the area with her passion for environmental stewardship as the 2018 Summer Bill Levitt Fellow.
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