Mission & Vision
Dedicated to Protection and Conservation
Protecting Alta’s natural resources TODAY means a legacy of outdoor recreation and clean water that your family and future generations can continue to enjoy TOMORROW.
As Alta’s local land trust, the Mission of Friends of Alta is to protect the environment of Alta, including watershed and wildlife habitat areas; to preserve Alta’s unique character and heritage; and to encourage stewardship and sustainability of Alta’s environment and community.
Conservation of Alta’s natural environment is critical not only to our businesses and residents, but also to surrounding communities. Simply put, Alta’s environment is why our community exists; it’s the experiences in the natural world that drive our local economy. As the Salt Lake Valley has grown over the last 100 years, water managers have turned to the Alta area and the Little Cottonwood Creek to provide culinary water. Alta’s Albion Basin is the headwaters of the Little Cottonwood Canyon watershed, which provides:
- 100% of Alta and Snowbird’s water
- 33% of Sandy City’s culinary water
- 12-14% of the culinary water needed to serve Salt Lake City’s service area
The best way to successfully protect and conserve Alta’s environment is by providing educational materials to the public and our youth as well as encouraging stewardship. We support and encourage environmental studies and other research that provides information about Alta’s ecosystems.
Join us in our educational pursuit on the necessity of conserving and protecting a very critical ecosystem and recharge area.