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It's just about peak wildflower season, so it's only fitting that our July photo of the month features some beautiful Albion Basin wildflowers! Photo courtesy of Bruce Hucko. Do you have an awesome shot of Alta and want to be featured next month? Submit your photos to katie@friendsofalta.org! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join HawkWatch International (HWI), Alta Environmental Center, and Friends of Alta for an Owl Prowl field trip at Alta Ski Area this Friday night! We will meet in the Albion Day Lodge at Albion Base at 8 pm for a short presentation on local owl species found in the area, where you will get to meet an live owl raptor ambassador up close. After the presentation we will shuttle up to the Catherine's Pass Trailhead for a dusk/nighttime stroll to listen for owls. This is a free, family friendly event! ... See MoreSee Less

Alta Owl Prowl with HawkWatch

July 21, 2017, 8:00pm - July 22, 2017, 12:00am

Join us for an Owl Prowl field trip at Alta Ski Resort on July 21. We will meet in the Albion Day Lodge at Albion Base at 8 pm for a short presentation on local owl species found in the area, where y...

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Spend your morning in Alta with Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Alta Environmental Center, and Friends of Alta for our monthly community weed pull this Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less

Community Weed pull

July 20, 2017, 9:00am - July 20, 2017, 1:00pm

Join the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of Alta, and the Alta Environmental Center for their monthly Thursday weed pull in Alta. The temperatures will be cool and the company pleasant to wa...

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Mark your calendars, Alta Kids Day is one month away! This is a free event that includes family walks, birding, an interactive watershed model, as well as crafts. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Alta Kid's Day

August 12, 2017, 10:00am - August 12, 2017, 6:00am

Discover the magic of Alta with birding walks, an interactive watershed model, crafts and more!

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Escape the heat and join us for the 2017 Wasatch Wildflower Festival! Alta's day is July 29th from 9 am - 2 pm. There will be guided Wildflower Walks throughout the day as well as a kids art tent and live music. This event is free and fun for the whole family! Visit cottonwoodcanyons.org/events/wasatch-wildflower-festival for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

2017 Wasatch Wildflower Festival - Alta's Day

July 29, 2017, 9:00am - July 29, 2017, 3:00pm

Alta's day of the Wasatch Wildflower Festival is Saturday, July 29th. Wildflower Walks 9am-1pm Join us for free Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Kids Wildflower Walks in Alta! Most hikes take place ...

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Join Alta Environmental Center and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation this Saturday for an amazing volunteer opportunity! Ride the lift to the top of Collins then hike down and gather trash to help keep the Albion Basin beautiful! Check out the event page for information and how to register. ... See MoreSee Less

Alta Ski Area Clean Up

July 8, 2017, 8:00am - July 8, 2017, 1:00pm

CLEANIN UP THE MOUNTAIN! Join us for a fun day of all over the mountain. It's not just a trash clean up, but a treasure hunt sometimes. After a lovely lift ride to the top of Collins, we will leisurel...

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Join the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of Alta, and the Alta Environmental Center for our monthly Thursday weed pull in Alta from 9 am to 12 pm. Help us combat the spread of non-native, invasive plant species and make room for native wildflowers to grow! ... See MoreSee Less

Community Weed pull

June 22, 2017, 9:00am - June 22, 2017, 1:00pm

Join the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of Alta, and the Alta Environmental Center for their monthly Thursday weed pull in Alta. The temperatures will be cool and the company pleasant to wa...

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It's just about peak wildflower season, so it's only fitting that our July photo of the month features some beautiful Albion Basin wildflowers! Photo courtesy of Bruce Hucko. Do you have an awesome shot of Alta and want to be featured next month? Submit your photos to katie@friendsofalta.org! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join HawkWatch International (HWI), Alta Environmental Center, and Friends of Alta for an Owl Prowl field trip at Alta Ski Area this Friday night! We will meet in the Albion Day Lodge at Albion Base at 8 pm for a short presentation on local owl species found in the area, where you will get to meet an live owl raptor ambassador up close. After the presentation we will shuttle up to the Catherine's Pass Trailhead for a dusk/nighttime stroll to listen for owls. This is a free, family friendly event! ... See MoreSee Less

Alta Owl Prowl with HawkWatch

July 21, 2017, 8:00pm - July 22, 2017, 12:00am

Join us for an Owl Prowl field trip at Alta Ski Resort on July 21. We will meet in the Albion Day Lodge at Albion Base at 8 pm for a short presentation on local owl species found in the area, where y...

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Spend your morning in Alta with Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Alta Environmental Center, and Friends of Alta for our monthly community weed pull this Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less

Community Weed pull

July 20, 2017, 9:00am - July 20, 2017, 1:00pm

Join the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of Alta, and the Alta Environmental Center for their monthly Thursday weed pull in Alta. The temperatures will be cool and the company pleasant to wa...

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Mark your calendars, Alta Kids Day is one month away! This is a free event that includes family walks, birding, an interactive watershed model, as well as crafts. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Alta Kid's Day

August 12, 2017, 10:00am - August 12, 2017, 6:00am

Discover the magic of Alta with birding walks, an interactive watershed model, crafts and more!

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Escape the heat and join us for the 2017 Wasatch Wildflower Festival! Alta's day is July 29th from 9 am - 2 pm. There will be guided Wildflower Walks throughout the day as well as a kids art tent and live music. This event is free and fun for the whole family! Visit cottonwoodcanyons.org/events/wasatch-wildflower-festival for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

2017 Wasatch Wildflower Festival - Alta's Day

July 29, 2017, 9:00am - July 29, 2017, 3:00pm

Alta's day of the Wasatch Wildflower Festival is Saturday, July 29th. Wildflower Walks 9am-1pm Join us for free Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Kids Wildflower Walks in Alta! Most hikes take place ...

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Join Alta Environmental Center and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation this Saturday for an amazing volunteer opportunity! Ride the lift to the top of Collins then hike down and gather trash to help keep the Albion Basin beautiful! Check out the event page for information and how to register. ... See MoreSee Less

Alta Ski Area Clean Up

July 8, 2017, 8:00am - July 8, 2017, 1:00pm

CLEANIN UP THE MOUNTAIN! Join us for a fun day of all over the mountain. It's not just a trash clean up, but a treasure hunt sometimes. After a lovely lift ride to the top of Collins, we will leisurel...

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Join the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of Alta, and the Alta Environmental Center for our monthly Thursday weed pull in Alta from 9 am to 12 pm. Help us combat the spread of non-native, invasive plant species and make room for native wildflowers to grow! ... See MoreSee Less

Community Weed pull

June 22, 2017, 9:00am - June 22, 2017, 1:00pm

Join the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of Alta, and the Alta Environmental Center for their monthly Thursday weed pull in Alta. The temperatures will be cool and the company pleasant to wa...

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The Town of Alta, home to the Albion Basin and Alta Ski Area, is located in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains of Utah. This unique area has maintained its unspoiled character by avoiding over development and exploitation.  FOA, is committed to the area’s preservation by acquiring and conserving land, protecting watersheds, and promoting environmental education.  We see it as extremely important to be engage in local and regional land use planning, stewardship activities, and environmental education.

MISSION: The Mission of Friends of Alta is to protect the environment of Alta, including watershed and wildlife habitat areas; to preserve Alta’s unique character and heritage; and to encourage stewardship and sustainability of Alta’s environment and community.

2017 Summer Bill Levitt Fellowship

Full Job Description: 2017 Summer BILL LEVITT FELLOWSHIP

Applications due May 31, 2017  |  See Job Description for Application Instructions  |  Seasonal position, 30-40 hr/wk

Spend your summer up at Alta! The summer fellowship mainly consists of environmental stewardship work, scientific data collection, and outreach with the public. The following tasks further describe the regular duties to be performed by a fellow as he/she serves under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director (ED) of Friends of Alta.

Communications Manager

Full Job Description: 2017-5 FOA Communications Manager Job Description

Applications due May 24, 2017 (CLOSED)  |  See Job Description for Application Instructions  |  Full time position

The Communications Manager is a full time position working under the direction of the Executive Director (ED). FOA has two full time staff so the work load can vary, often by season. The Communications Manager provides administrative and program support to the ED including the following tasks: processing donations and maintaining donor records, general office operations, newsletters, website, marketing, fundraising, operating summer stewardship programs, and land trust activities. The following list is not exhaustive but generally describes the main duties and responsibilities assigned to this position, other tasks may be assigned as needed by the ED.

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