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IMPACT REPORT 2018 ACHIEVEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2018 ACHIEVEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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Setting the Stage A MESSAGE FROM BOARD CHAIR JULIE KLEIN

WHAT A YEAR! In 2018, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics reached new milestones and set the stage for an incredible 25th anniversary celebration in 2019. Every Leave No Trace enthusiast should be aware of the exciting developments that occurred in 2018. The Center continued its strong partnerships with the National Park Service and Subaru of America by extending its research into the National Park Zero Landfill Initiative. An inspiring study demonstrated that a 30-minute lesson in Leave No Trace can change kids’ sense of connection to nature and their likelihood to protect it. The Center also ramped up its work with citizen science to further empower visitors to urban and rural parks and protected areas. Leveraging the power of social media, the Center offered guidance on how to responsibly share outdoor experiences and natural areas — important work in a year that saw highprofile media outlets covering the heavy impacts of recreation. As the temporary shutdowns in federal land-management agencies revealed, the need to educate people about how to protect and preserve natural places has never been more needed than it is today. In 2019, as the Center celebrates its 25th anniversary, it’s imperative to remember that each year builds on the successes of previous efforts. In this report we are delighted to acknowledge our amazing network of partners, members and other advocates. The Center’s overarching initiatives — Leave No Trace in Every Park and Leave No Trace for Every Kid — are both necessary and daunting. If we can continue notching successes like we did in 2018 we will be well on our way to protecting natural places and inspiring tomorrow’s committed naturalists. Thank you for everything you do to continue the journey that we are on together! Best Regards,

Julie Klein Chair of the Board

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Outcomes and Outputs YOUR SUPPORT CREATED AN ARRAY OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Anyone who hikes, bikes, paddles or otherwise explores outside is likely to encounter visitors who have not mastered the basics of Leave No Trace. Fortunately, our reach and effectiveness is growing — there's no shortage of work to do, but together we are rising to the challenge.

19 Hot Spots Revived and Protected

Added 4,265 New Trainers and 346 New Master Educators

15 M+ People Reached With Leave No Trace Education and Outreach

622 Organizations and Companies Partnered to Spread Leave No Trace

The Subaru-sponsored Zero Landfill Team Reached 33,765 National Park Visitors

500+ Educational Programs Conducted by Leave No Trace

2,400 Pounds of Trash Removed and 137 Miles of Waterways Protected at Hot Spots

1,292 Research Participants in Leave No Trace Waste and Recycling Study

Protected and Restored 359 Miles of Trails and 135 Miles of Waterways

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FINANCIAL SUMMARY

2018

OVERVIEW FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JAN 1 - DEC 31, 2018

2018 ACHIEVEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics had a successful financial year. In 2018, total support and revenue (excluding donor-restricted funds) increased 13.7% over the prior year, as a direct result of increased contributions, grants, and fee-based education program services. The total spending for education and outreach programs increased 7.4%, and the Center increased the board-designated reserve fund by approximately $40,000, contributing to the future financial stability of the organization. The accompanying summary financial information is derived from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethic’s audited financial statements. The complete audited financial statements and annual tax return are available for download on our website.

Kurt Achtenhagen, CPA Director of Finance and Operations

Sources of Support & Revenue

$2,209,876

Partnerships & Grants Individual Giving Program Services Merchandise Sales In Kind Donations Other Income

Use of Funds

74% 15% 1% 5% 4% 1%

$2,087,658

Program Services Fundraising General & Administrative

Total Assets at 12/31/18

82% 8% 10%

$838,224

Cash & Equivalents Inventory Accounts Receivable Furniture & Equipment Prepayments & Other

60% 13% 14% 7% 3%

Based on annual audited financial statements.

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Leadership Circle HEARTY THANKS TO THESE COMMITTED SUPPORTERS! Allison Gosselin Ange Workman Bill & Meredyth Stern Chris Baumgartner Dan Slack Daniel Segersin David O'Leary David Secunda

Erika Meyers Frank Santiago James Fuller Jay Dement Jed Paulson Jeff Neitzel Julia Laulis Julie Klein

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Julie Oswald Karen Sangster Micah Loeb Mike Thomas Nathan Dopp Richard & Rebecca Crosson Rob Stephens

Ryan Callaghan Scot Briscoe Shawn Turner Skip Clemmons Skip Rapp Steven Fraim Tony Graziano

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Major Donors NOTABLE GIFTS FROM THESE MEMBERS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN 2018 Alex & Klari Hixenbaugh Alexander Bills Allen Wat Amy Schliem Amy Siegfried Andrea Burns Bill Cyphers Bryon L. DeJarnette Carolyn Workman Catherine Miller Catherine Scheder Charles Hamilton Chris and Cathlee Stack Chris Enlow Christopher Wentworth Chuck Jordal Craig McGannon Dana Watts Daniel & Karen Weber Dave Allsop Dave Bates David Scoggins Diane Johnson Doug Angevine Edward Daeschler Ethan Holbrook Gary & Christina Seldomridge Gary Candy Jamie Seiffer

Jason Madlung Jeffery Davis Jennelle Haggmark Joanne Paddock John Guill John Hamilton John Hill John Kingdon John Lemire John Musgrove Jorge Faz Judie Snipes Kaleen & Stephen Deatherage Katherine Connelly Katie Janssen Kayleen Evans Kevin Dickson Kurt Achtenhagen Kyle Byerly Larry Kelso Liz Williams Lynn Miller Mack Pearsall Marc Miller Mark Hammer Melany Campanile Mike Schmitt Paul Fleeman Paul Merrion & Laura Loomis

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Paul Schimke Peter Newman Phil Scott Rhonda Mickelson Richard Jindrich Richard McManus Rick and Barb Swanson Robert C. Wuerdeman Robert Holdsworth Robert Kuhl Ronald Koblitz Roy LaPean Ryan Doyle Sara Crawley Scot Hawthorne Scott Anderson Scott Lowery Seth Anderson Sidney Overall Sue Davendonis Susy & Mike Alkaitis Susan Gammill Thomas Campanile Thomas Roberts Timothy Havens W. Gregory Plumb William Poster Sr. William Straka III

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Community Partners THESE GROUPS STEPPED UP TO SUPPORT LEAVE NO TRACE Cheley Colorado Camps Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau CleverHiker.com

Gold Arrow Camp Inkling Inc./TheTentLab.com Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

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Student Conservation Association Visit Bend Wingate Wilderness Therapy

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Corporate Partners THESE COMPANIES POWERED THE CENTER’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018 PATRON PARTNERS

PLATINUM PARTNERS

Deuter USA Klean Kanteen

L.L. Bean, Inc. REI

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Thule

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Corporate Partners (cont.) THESE COMPANIES POWERED THE CENTER’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018 GOLD PARTNERS Clif Bar Columbia JanSport, Inc.

Outdoor Research The North Face

Upslope Brewing Co. Zappos

Grand Teton Lodge Company Osprey Packs Primus Sawyer Sea to Summit

SunSki Tec Laboratories Inc. The Gant Tom Bihn Yeti

SILVER PARTNERS 1908 Brands Big Agnes Circuit Media Eureka Fjällräven BRONZE PARTNERS Ace Parking American Backcountry Avid4Adventure Backroads Burning Man Cleanwaste Crazy Creek Products, Inc. Falcon Guides GSI Outdoors GuangZhou VAUDE Sports Product Hennessy Hammock Hilleberg The Tentmaker

Kobayshi Consumer Products Leki USA Marmot Mountain LLC Napier Enterprises Native Eyewear One Touch Point Planet Bluegrass Ragnar Trail Relay Restop Stackpole Books Telestream Tenkara USA Tentsile

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Toad and Co Trango Transrockies Under Canvas Group LLC. USFS Video Vacation Races Vapur Vaude Voss Signs WOVIN Brands/Promopet Zerogram

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Thank You for Your Support in 2018!

You can make a difference. As a member of Leave No Trace, you provide critical support to help educate and advocate for the responsible use of the outdoor places we all love and enjoy. For every dollar we spend, $0.83 goes directly to Leave No Trace outreach and education. Please join or renew your membership today. Visit LNT.org/join. 1000 North Street | Boulder, CO, 80304 | 800-332-4100 | www.LNT.org

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2018 Annual Report: A Year in Review  

Financial statements, achievements, metrics and more from the Center's work in 2018.

2018 Annual Report: A Year in Review  

Financial statements, achievements, metrics and more from the Center's work in 2018.