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IMPACT REPORT ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FINANCIALS AND PARTNERSHIPS 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FINANCIALS AND PARTNERSHIPS

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State of Play GREETINGS, As I write this we are experiencing our world, and the outdoor world in particular, from an utterly changed perspective. Yet, I am grateful to reflect on the tremendous accomplishments of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in 2019, as we marked 25 years of long strides in protecting the natural world. Our keystone restoration program, Hot Spots, surpassed 100 parks and protected areas benefiting from our work. We also advanced the research that the Center has long offered, showcasing the effectiveness of Leave No Trace education. The Center wrapped a three-year Zero Landfill Initiative research program at three of the country’s most visible national parks: Denali, Yosemite and Grand Teton. The organization also established new partnerships with state and local tourism groups, helping us reach people as they plan their outdoor adventures. Change is on the horizon — in 2019, and continuing into 2020, we laid the groundwork for the Center’s new strategic plan, one that will chart the course for Leave No Trace over the next 25 years. That effort was marked by careful scrutiny of what we do most effectively, in-depth discussions with key stakeholders about critical issues of the environment, and gathering public input to ensure that we continue to expand the diversity and inclusiveness of our movement. We believe there is an irrefutable link between the way we live our lives and how we conduct ourselves in the outdoors. Not only are we conducting human dimensions research on the subject, but we also intend to expand our scope to reach more people than ever before. With that, please enjoy our 2019 Impact Report. While our world is somewhat wrought right now, I am finding great harmony and solace in being out in our natural world. I hope you are finding it too. YOURS IN THE OUTDOORS,

Dana Watts Leave No Trace Executive Director

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Outcomes and Outputs LEAVE NO TRACE REACHED MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE From the award-winning Hot Spots program to a nationwide series of cleanups, your support created numerous successes in 2019.

6,138 Land Managers, Key Volunteers and Community Members Inspired

17 Natural Areas Protected With Hot Spots Interventions

16,898 Pounds of Trash Removed From Nature

11,354 Volunteer Hours Logged

50+ Miles of Public Trails and Waterways Stewarded

65,000 Viewers Participated in Online Education Sessions

33,765 National Park Visitors Reached by the Zero Landfill Team

$80,000+ Cash Equivalent of Volunteer Work at #OptOutside Cleanups

600+ Corporate and Community Organization Partnerships

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FINANCIAL REVIEW

2019

SUMMARY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019 In addition to programmatic successes the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics celebrated another strong financial year in 2019. Total Education and Outreach Program spending increased 15 percent over the prior year, allowing us to further our mission and reach new audiences. This was a direct result of increasing grants and sponsorships from partners, as well as increased program service fees for research and consulting projects. 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, www.LNT.org.

Kurt Achtenhagen, CPA Director of Finance and Operations

Sources of Support & Revenue Partnerships & Grants Individual Giving In Kind Donations Merchandise Sales Program Services Other Income

Use of Funds

Program Services General & Administrative Fundraising

Total Assets at 12/31/19

Investments Cash & Equivalents Accounts Receivable Inventory Furniture & Equipment Promises to Give Prepayments

$2,316,879 68% 15% 8% 5% 3% 1%

$2,401,363 81% 11% 8%

$751,023 27% 23% 19% 15% 12% 2% 2%

Based on annual audited financial statements.

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Leadership Circle PROFOUND GRATITUDE AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE COMMITTED SUPPORTERS! Julie Klein David Secunda Dan Slack Robert Stephens Shawn & Lindsay Turner Richard & Rebecca Crosson Skip Clemmons

Chris Baumgartner Bill & Meredyth Stern Scot Briscoe Jeff Neitzel Frank Santiago Daniel Segersin Steven Fraim Ryan Callaghan

Nathan Dopp Chris Enlow Micah Loeb Erika Meyers John Miller Danuta Montorfano David O'Leary Jed Paulson

Skip Rapp Robert Ross Jesse Truax James Fuller Mike Thomas Sidney Overall Catherine Scheder Teri Fick

The generous gifts from Robert Stephens, Shawn & Lindsay Turner, and Julie Klein were made to the Nature Keeper Fund. Learn more about this powerful initiative by visiting LNT.org/nature-keeper-fund.

Major Donors SIGNIFICANT GIFTS FROM THESE MEMBERS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN 2019 Scott Anderson Kathryn Beals Hunter Covington Bill Cyphers Susan Gammill Charles Hamilton Mark Hammer Klari & Alex Hixenbaugh Walter Kivett Daniel Martin Richard McManus Rhonda Mickelson Catherine Miller W. Gregory Plumb Robert Ronzoni Judie & Lucas Snipes William Straka III Daniel & Karen Weber Liz Williams

Carolyn Workman Robert C Wuerdeman Dana Watts Jay Dement Michael Gephart Andrea Burns Laura Loomis & Paul Merrion Lynn Miller Paul Schimke Kurt Achtenhagen Mike & Susy Alkaitis Doug Angevine Shari Boyer Miles Bradshaw George & Jill Budzynski James Buerger Kyle Byerly Thomas Campanile Melany Campanile

Gary Candy Ethan Clapham Patrick Connelly Ed Conover Sara Crawley Corey Crossan Edward B. Daeschler Sue Davendonis Jeffery Davis Kaleen & Stephen Deatherage Bryon L. DeJarnette Kayleen Evans Jorge Faz Angela Gomez John Guill Timothy Havens Scot Hawthorne Chuck Jordal Larry Kelso

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Zach King David Largent Jason Madlung Marc Miller Mark Moody Jim Murray Peter Newman Michael Padar Christopher Power Joseph Princi Kelly Reeve Thomas Roberts David Scoggins Nancy Sluys Barb & Rick Swanson Mark Verschell Amy Wong Kevin Dickson Christopher Wentworth

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Corporate Partners THESE COMPANIES POWERED THE CENTER’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019 PATRON PARTNERS

PLATINUM PARTNERS

Aramark Arc’teryx Eagle Nest Outfitters

Fjallraven Klean Kanteen L.L. Bean Nicantic Labs

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REI The North Face Thule Upslope

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Corporate Partners (cont.) THESE COMPANIES POWERED THE CENTER’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019

GOLD PARTNERS

Columbia Deuter

JanSport, Inc. Tec Laboratories Inc.

SILVER PARTNERS

Akaso Big Agnes Eureka Icebreaker Kind Humans

Learning Ninjas Osprey Packs Primus Sawyer Sea to Summit

SiliPint Tom Bihn Topo Designs Yeti

BRONZE PARTNERS

Adventure Instead Academy American Backcountry Avid4 Adventure Backroads Burning Man Cheley Colorado Camps Cleanwaste Crazy Creek Products, Inc. Falcon Guides

GSI Outdoors Hennessy Hammock Hilleberg The Tentmaker Kobayshi Consumer Products Leki USA Marmot Napier Enterprises Native Eyewear Planet Bluegrass

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Ragnar Trail Relay Restop Toad and Co Trango Transrockies Vacation Races Voss Signs Wikiloc

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Thank You for Your Support in 2019!

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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2019 Impact Report  

A review of financials, programs and outcomes of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in 2019.

2019 Impact Report  

A review of financials, programs and outcomes of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in 2019.

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