2017 Annual Report

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Operating REVENUES $11.7 M

Contributions (39%) Cash and goods donated to the Conservancy during the year from a wide range of supporters including individuals, foundations, governmental agencies, businesses, annual memberships and net proceeds from events such as the Conservancy Ball. Earned Income (51%) Revenue generated via the operation of mission-driven activities managed by the Conservancy. Capital Campaign (10%) Funds committed by donors (cash received and multi-year pledges receivable) towards the Conservancy’s $17 million IMAGINE CATALINA campaign which includes the construction of the Trailhead visitor center. Note: Excludes investment income and endowment distributions.

Operating EXPENSES $10.6 M

Development (10%) Supports fundraising activities, including the Conservancy’s membership program, grant writing, administration and individual and corporate giving. Programs (41%) Spending that directly supports the Conservancy’s mission activities of conservation, education and recreation. This includes the costs to manage wildlife programs, native and invasive plant programs, educational outreach programs and recreational activities and tours. Infrastructure (35%) Incurred to support mission activities and maintain Conservancy assets. Administration (14%) Incurred to manage Conservancy operations.

Capital EXPENSES $6.0 M

The two IMAGINE CATALINA Capital Campaign projects, Trailhead visitor center and Trekking Catalina trails expansion, drove the majority of capital spending. Both will be completed in 2018. Trailhead Construction (84%) Trails Infrastructure (13%) Vehicles and Other Equipment (3%)

Conservation. Education. Recreation.

2017 Annual Report


Dear Friends, 2017 was another exciting year of progress for the Catalina Island Conservancy. Notably, construction of the Trailhead visitor center advanced, despite a few “Island factor” related challenges. The Trailhead, an initiative of the IMAGINE CATALINA campaign, will open later this summer!

miles of new and enahanced trails through Trekking Catalina trails expansion project.

Bicyclists

The completion of Trekking Catalina, another IMAGINE CATALINA initiative, helped attract larger numbers of recreationists to the Island. The 27 miles of new and enhanced trails and seven new restrooms beckoned hikers from across the globe to enjoy Catalina’s wildlands. Conservation milestones included a fox puppy boom year, significant advancements for the Catalina Flora and Field Guide publications and a kickoff of a vegetation mapping project using emerging geospatial methods. The vegetation mapping project, funded by The Seaver Institute, is a collaborative effort with California State University Long Beach, University of Southern California and the California Native Plant Society.

2,047 Catalina Island Foxes - largest population to date!

11,200+ Conservancy Eco Tour Passengers

16,500 hikers Nearly 500 naturalisttrained individuals

Native plants grown & maintained

It was also a very busy year for our Education staff. They interacted with many more students and families than in previous years, continued development of NatureWorks curriculum and an evaluation framework and began development of interpretive materials for the Trailhead. Finally, the financial and organizational health of the Conservancy remained strong in 2017. These achievements are not just ours to celebrate; they are yours. Thank you!

Tony Budrovich President and CEO

Seven new restrooms added in wildlands

Conservancy members - A ten percent increase from 2016!

116 Bison

Kellie Johnson Board Chair

total educational interactions.

65,787 visitors to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden a 17% increase from 2016!

Twelve electric vehicles donated by Toyota

216,000+ Camper Days


Dear Friends, 2017 was another exciting year of progress for the Catalina Island Conservancy. Notably, construction of the Trailhead visitor center advanced, despite a few “Island factor” related challenges. The Trailhead, an initiative of the IMAGINE CATALINA campaign, will open later this summer!

miles of new and enahanced trails through Trekking Catalina trails expansion project.

Bicyclists

The completion of Trekking Catalina, another IMAGINE CATALINA initiative, helped attract larger numbers of recreationists to the Island. The 27 miles of new and enhanced trails and seven new restrooms beckoned hikers from across the globe to enjoy Catalina’s wildlands. Conservation milestones included a fox puppy boom year, significant advancements for the Catalina Flora and Field Guide publications and a kickoff of a vegetation mapping project using emerging geospatial methods. The vegetation mapping project, funded by The Seaver Institute, is a collaborative effort with California State University Long Beach, University of Southern California and the California Native Plant Society.

2,047 Catalina Island Foxes - largest population to date!

11,200+ Conservancy Eco Tour Passengers

16,500 hikers Nearly 500 naturalisttrained individuals

Native plants grown & maintained

It was also a very busy year for our Education staff. They interacted with many more students and families than in previous years, continued development of NatureWorks curriculum and an evaluation framework and began development of interpretive materials for the Trailhead. Finally, the financial and organizational health of the Conservancy remained strong in 2017. These achievements are not just ours to celebrate; they are yours. Thank you!

Tony Budrovich President and CEO

Seven new restrooms added in wildlands

Conservancy members - A ten percent increase from 2016!

116 Bison

Kellie Johnson Board Chair

total educational interactions.

65,787 visitors to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden a 17% increase from 2016!

Ten electric vehicles donated by Toyota

216,000+ Camper Days


Operating REVENUES $11.7 M

Contributions (39%) Cash and goods donated to the Conservancy during the year from a wide range of supporters including individuals, foundations, governmental agencies, businesses, annual memberships and net proceeds from events such as the Conservancy Ball. Earned Income (51%) Revenue generated via the operation of mission-driven activities managed by the Conservancy. Capital Campaign (10%) Funds committed by donors (cash received and multi-year pledges receivable) towards the Conservancy’s $17 million IMAGINE CATALINA campaign which includes the construction of the Trailhead visitor center. Note: Excludes investment income and endowment distributions.

Operating EXPENSES $10.6 M

Development (10%) Supports fundraising activities, including the Conservancy’s membership program, grant writing, administration and individual and corporate giving. Programs (41%) Spending that directly supports the Conservancy’s mission activities of conservation, education and recreation. This includes the costs to manage wildlife programs, native and invasive plant programs, educational outreach programs and recreational activities and tours. Infrastructure (35%) Incurred to support mission activities and maintain Conservancy assets. Administration (14%) Incurred to manage Conservancy operations.

Capital EXPENSES $6.0 M

The two IMAGINE CATALINA Capital Campaign projects, Trailhead visitor center and Trekking Catalina trails expansion, drove the majority of capital spending. Both will be completed in 2018. Trailhead Construction (84%) Trails Infrastructure (13%) Vehicles and Other Equipment (3%)

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Conservation. Education. Recreation. 2017 Annual Report