A. The Foundation is formed to preserve natural and historic resources on public lands through programs that are charitable, educational, scientific, or literary in nature.
B. The Foundation may own, operate, and/or maintain real estate for the public benefit with primary focus on a structure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on National Forest leased land in Brighton, Utah, and is commonly known as the Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge.
C. The Foundation’s purposes include, without limitation, to unite the energy, interests and knowledge of students, explorers, and lovers of the mountains, deserts, forests, and rivers of Utah; to collect and disseminate information regarding the Wasatch Mountains and surrounding mountain ranges in the Great Basin on behalf of science, literature and art; to preserve the scenic wonders of this and surrounding states; to foster awareness of scenic beauties; and to encourage preservation of our natural areas including their plant, animal and bird life.
D. The Foundation may receive, administer and distribute funds from individual donations and from public grants for charitable, historic preservation, and other purposes allowable under IRS regulations.
E. All activities and programs of the Foundation shall be consistent with the IRS regulations described for organizations in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.