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. ... See MoreSee Less
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
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/
Help us meet our fiscal year-end goal by making a contribution to FOA by June 30th! Every donation helps to protect and preserve the unique environment and character of Alta for years to come. ... See MoreSee Less
There are many ways to be part of our work, and we are grateful for all of them. We’ve listed some of the other ways you can support our efforts. Contact us for more details or to discuss another wa...
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. ... See MoreSee Less
Today kicked off our breeding bird surveys for the season! Our executive director, Jen Clancy and Bryant Olsen from Tracy Aviary spent the morning out in the field looking for our feathered friends around Alta. These studies are part of a systematic survey of the bird species present at Alta to record baseline breeding bird surveys in the summer months. They also checked in on some of our nestboxes and found that some were used! The Alta Bird Study is a partnership between FOA, Tracy Aviary, Alta Environmental Center, and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Visit friendsofalta.org/bird-surveys/ for more information on our findings! ... See MoreSee Less