About Us

Alta Science & Engineering, Inc. (Alta) is a company with deep roots in the Northwest with more than a 35-year history. Alta was formed by and made up of people with a passion for developing creative solutions using quality science and engineering.

At Alta, we believe heart and soul makes a difference in a field driven by precision and expertise. Our solutions begin with human values. Our technical expertise guides the process, yes. But we do this work because we’re driven by the fundamental belief that every problem we tackle, every project we take on, has significant purpose. We are committed to creating a place for smart, experienced and most of all, passionate people to do their best work. We cultivate a spirit of generosity—sharing expertise, experience, and curiosity across disciplines so our engineering and environmental teams can forge elegant and sometimes unexpected solutions for our clients. It’s a place where people are inspired by and proud of their work. And we’ve also created a culture where work/life balance bests watching the clock, a place where dedicated people are trusted to get the job done on their terms.

Alta is a majority woman-owned, HUBZone, small business with more than 45 employees working from four northwest office locations in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. We offer a wide range of service lines including civil engineering, infrastructure planning, environmental restoration, natural systems engineering, construction oversight, survey and UAV-LiDAR, environmental science, brownfields/property assessments, hydro/geological and watershed studies, database management, GIS, drafting, and risk assessment.