Financials, Reports and Plans

We’re committed to operating with openness and integrity. Every year we go through a rigorous external audit and report to you and our partners on our programs and successes. Thanks for your support.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan is perhaps the best-kept secret at the PCTA. Many of our constituents are not aware of our plan that guides our activities and focuses our work. It manages our growth and allows us to make thoughtful decisions on what opportunities to embrace, and what to decline.

The planning process for our current strategic plan was inclusive and far-reaching.

2020 Annual Membership Meeting

The PCTA’s annual membership meeting is normally held in April as a live event but was postponed this year because of the pandemic. On Oct. 24, we held the meeting virtually. This 20-minute video presents meeting highlights, an overview of 2019 numbers and discussion of the challenges faced by the trail and the organization during 2020.

PCTA 2020 Annual Meeting Highlights – YouTube

Link to April 27, 2019 meeting on YouTube
(Jump links to individual speakers are in video description.)


Annual Reports

We present much of this information, and more, at a yearly membership meeting at our offices in Sacramento, CA.

Land Protection Reports

Year-End Trail Operations Program Review

Our year-end program review highlights the successes of all the partners working on the Pacific Crest Trail. It includes a small sampling of our projects while describing current programs. It also shines a light on some of the numbers and data points that illustrate the work accomplished on the trail. These annual reviews are written for our agency partners and our staff. We’ve decided to make them available for all of our supporters to see.


Audited Financial Statements

PCTA goes through an in-depth financial audit every year. We are happy to report no audit findings or questioned costs in our latest report.

Form 990

Form 990 is the annual reporting return that we file with the IRS. It provides some information on our finances and operations.


The bylaws outline PCTA’s policies and procedures in conformance with the requirements of the California Corporations Code. They were adopted by PCTA’s members by written ballot on April 20, 2013.

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