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4 days ago

Friends of Alta

Alta Gala early bird pricing ends March 22nd. Visit altagala.org to buy your tickets before prices go up!
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6 days ago

Friends of Alta

Don't forget to join us this Thursday at the Peruvian Lodge for our annual public meeting!Join us for the Friends of Alta Annual Public Meeting on March 21st. We will be convening in the Alf Engen Room at the Alta Peruvian Lodge from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Friends of Alta

Join us for the Friends of Alta Annual Public Meeting on March 21st. We will be convening in the Alf Engen Room at the Alta Peruvian Lodge from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Friends of Alta

All day today is a @rideuta free fare day. Ride the UTA bus to and from ALTA for FREE!! Kick back, relax and save money and gas. Added bonus, your helping minimize traffic and decrease carbon emissions. AND ITS FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Friends of Alta

Can't make it up the canyon? Make sure to check out the live bird camera set up outside of the Friends of Alta office.

friendsofalta.org/bird-surveys/

Live feed made possible by a grant from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
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1 month ago

Friends of Alta

We are very excited to welcome our new Communications Manager, Siri Vlasic.

Siri graduated from Westminster College with a degree in Environmental Science in 2017. She joined Friends of Alta as the 2018 Summer Bill Levitt Fellow, and is excited to return as the Communications Manager. Siri has accrued a wide range of experience in her relatively short career, including conducting field conservation research in the Okavango Delta of Botswana and providing GIS, planning and technical assistance for a Salt Lake City landscape architecture and community planning firm. She most recently completed a 2-month internship with the GIS department of the Bavarian Forest National Park in Germany. Siri grew up skiing at Alta, and is looking forward to continuing efforts to protect the remarkable Alta environment and community she has come to love.
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1 month ago

Friends of Alta

Are you interested in environmental stewardship, scientific data collection, visual and social media development, and public outreach? Look no further. We are hiring a Winter Bill Levitt Fellow. Send your applications to info@friendsofalta.org by February 21st to apply. For more information follow the link below.

friendsofalta.org/employment/

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2014 Program Accomplishments

Protecting Lands

  • Feb. 2014: parcel in Cecret Lake area was purchased and conserved
  • Nov. 2014: parcel in Albion Alps subdivision was purchased and conserved
  • Actively participated in, and positively influenced the Town of Alta zoning updates for building height and coverage in the base facility zone – generally the area from the cat shop to the Peruvian Lodge.

Growing Support

Stewardship

  • Invasive Weed Removal Program
    • 6 volunteer events with 40 bags of invasive weeds pulled
    • Bill Levitt Fellow Summer totals: 51.5 hours and 25 bags
  • Planted 6 memorial trees and 100 seedlings in Albion Basin
  • Little Cottonwood Creek Zinc Remediation
    • Completed 319 non-point source grant with the State of Utah and EPA

Research/Education

  • Alta Bird Surveys
    • New partnership with Tracy Aviary and Alta Environmental Center to conduct breeding and resident bird surveys in Alta
    • Bird feeding station installed outside FOA office