Thursday May 8 Schedule

 

Fabled History, Singular Beauty, Symbolizes Community

And WHEREAS Great Salt Lake’s natural beauty has drawn thousands to interpret its elements through the arts and humanities

7:15 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Welcome

8:10 – KEYNOTE: Restoring Greatness to a Salt Lake Jared Farmer, State University of New York at Stony Brook

8:50 – Elemental Ways of Seeing: The Art of Great Salt Lake Hikmet Loe, Westminster College

9:15 – Saline Stories: An Oral history of Great Salt Lake Greg Smoak, American West Center, University of Utah

9:40 – Remembering Great Salt Lake: The Monstrous history of our living sea in the desert Will Bagley, Independent historian and writer

10:05 – BREAK/POSTER SESSION

10:30 – Lake Lines, An Eco-poetic inquiry of language as element Holly Simonsen, Westminster College

10:55 – The Fremont Culture during the Medieval Climatic Anomaly – Another time of “Climate Change” Steve Simms, Utah State University

11:20 – Late Pleistocene and Holocene lakes and wetlands in the Sevier Desert, Utah Jack Oviatt, Kansas State University

11:45 – 2014 Doyle Stephens Scholarship Award Presentation to Christine Rohal

12:00 1:00 – LUNCH/POSTER SESSION

And WHEREAS President Brigham Young visited and swam in Great Salt Lake three days after he arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847

1:00 – The Great Salt Lake – Utah’s Largest Precipitation Gauge – Prospects In The Light of Climate Change Robert Gillies, Utah State University

1:25 – Sevier Lake – A Lake or a Dust Bowl?  Joel Karmazyn, Utah Division of Air Quality

1:50 – Sources and Control of Anthropogenic Mercury Marty Gray, Utah Division of Water Quality

2:15  – The Birds and the Bees – The Impacts of air pollution on nature Joro Walker, Western Resource Advocates

2:40 – Groundwater and springs and their value to the Great Salt Lake wetlands Mike Lowe, Utah Geological Survey

3:10 – BREAK/POSTER SESSION

3:35 – Modeling the Hydrology of the Great Salt Lake: What makes Great Salt Lake go up and down? David Tarboton, Utah State University

4:00 – Strategic Management and effective control of invasive Phragmites in Great Salt Lake wetlands Chad Cranney, Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area and Christine Rohal, Utah State University graduate

4:25 – Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility – Water, Earth and Fire—Challenges and opportunities Tom Holstrom, Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility

5:00 – 6 PM POSTER SESSION + RECEPTION (E. Conference Room)

6:30 – 9:30 BANQUET at the ALTA CLUB
(100 E. S. Temple) -Keynote – Tom Wharton, Salt Lake Tribune
 (valet parking available)

2014 Friend of the Lake Award Presentation to Hikmet Sydney Loe