Friends of Alta, Alta’s local land trust, facilitates acquisition and conservation of undeveloped privately owned lands in Alta that exhibit watershed, open space, and wildlife habitat values. We support the protective policies of the Town of Alta, Salt Lake City’s watershed management policies, and the U.S. Forest Service’s policies and their stewardship of the area’s public lands. In order to encourage stewardship among the general public, we support environmental studies and other research in an effort to educate people about the area’s fragile and unique environment, as well as the value and contribution Alta’s natural resources add to local and regional economies.