Annual Report and Financials

2015-2016 Financial Report


  • 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


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


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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Join Friends of Alta, Tracy Aviary, and Alta Environmental Center for our next bird survey on Monday, February 12th! As usual, we will meet at the Wildcat base at 9 am and ride Collins up. Must be intermediate skiers and 12 years of age or older. Registration is required by noon on Sunday, prior to the survey, and is limited to the first ten requests. Use the link below and register today!
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Bird Survey

February 12, 2018, 8:30am - February 12, 2018, 12:30pm

Join Tracy Aviary and expert birders this winter on skis in search of our feathered friends that call Alta home. Surveys will be held from 9 am to 12 pm on the 2nd Monday of every month to expand our ...

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We would like to introduce our 2018 Winter Bill Levitt Fellow, Micah Berman! Micah is a self-taught videographer and photographer from New Hampshire with a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont (‘15). After graduating, Micah has spent the majority of his time combining his passions for visual media and the environment through a series of funded film projects on both the east and west coasts. His love for the outdoors and drive to protect them stems from a lifelong use of public and private lands for recreation. Micah can often be found skiing, mountain biking or in deliberately precarious situations trying to “get the shot.” As the 2018 Winter Bill Levitt Fellow, Micah is incredibly excited to bring his skills to the table and help uniquely promote Friends of Alta’s mission to protect Alta’s environment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Calendar Sale! For the month of January, purchase your 2018 FOA calendars 2 for $14 (originally $12 each), including shipping and handling! Here's a peak at one of the photos featured in this year's calendar taken by Mimi Levitt. Click the link below to purchase yours today, sale ends 1/31/2018!
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We had a very successful Winter Bird Study on Monday, thank you to all those that participated! In total, 13 different bird species were spotted! See the complete list in the photo below. Want to join in on the fun and participate in our next survey on Febuary 12th? Click the link to reserve your spot today!
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Save the date! Join Alta for its 9th annual community Alta Earth Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This event encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. If you would like to participate as a Vendor, Volunteer, or Sponsor contact

The day’s event will feature:
Eco-Friendly Vendors
Ski, Snowboard and Patagonia Clothing Recycle
Naturalist Tours
Birding in Alta
Après Earth Day & Film

Stay tuned for more info!
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April 14, 2018, 9:00am - April 14, 2018, 9:00pm

ALL DAY FREE EVENT - Join Alta for its 9th annual community Alta Earth Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This event encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the rel...

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