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At The Wilderness Land Trust, we pride ourselves on being financially sound and efficient. We are a small outfit, committed to keeping our operating costs low so that we can put our resources where they can have the greatest impact—buying land.
Our Annual Report and Financial Statements are our way of letting you know how we’re doing, what your support is making possible, and our achievements. But these reports can’t tell the whole story. We measure our success in wilderness areas protected. But much of our work takes place behind the scenes and often takes years to complete. Our work with landowners, public agencies, conservation coalitions and elected officials can’t be fully captured in a financial statement or even in the growing list of wilderness areas we’ve protected.
At any given time The Wilderness Land Trust is involved in dozens of projects across the West, shepherding them toward the completion. We owe our success over 20 years to patience, hard work, partnerships and the hundreds of supporters who make our work possible.
Our accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance is testimony to our commitment to the highest standards of excellence in conservation practices.
Financial Summary 2013-2014 (Audited)
|Beginning Net Assets||$ 1,789,181|
|Operating Grants||$ 407,438|
|Land Sales||$ 154,651|
|Other Income||$ 14,526|
|Land Program||$ 525,908|
|Ending Net Assets||$ 1,811,781|
Land Acquisition Funding Sources
This year we purchased 1,436.8 acres for $2,881,500.
$2,400,000 Foundation Loans (Castle Crags acquisition)
$103,224 Individual Loans
$34,974 Individual Gifts
For every $1 raised in operating funds, we were able to purchase $3.48 worth of land.
Our audited financial statement and 990's are available upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wilderness Land Trust
PO Box 1420, Carbondale, CO 81623, phone: 970.963.1725 fax: 970.963.6067