News & Events

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

23 February 2015
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 14-18, 2015 Farmington, Utah The 2015 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival promises another fantastic program of field trips, workshops, and family events. And the icing on the cake for our 17th annual Festival is Keynote Speaker David Allen Sibley. Festival attendees have several incredible opportunities to…

UPRR Causeway 401 Water Quality Certification Project Update

02 February 2015
On January 7, 2015, DWQ received the antidegradation (ADR) and a revised Comprehensive Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (CMMP) from UPRR.  DWQ intends to request public comments through the Public Notice process from January 21, 2015, through February 20, 2015, on the Cert.  DWQ may alter the Cert decision-to-issue or conditions…

Great Salt Lake at near-record low level

02 February 2015
A very informative article with lots of great contributors, including our Executive Director Lynn de Freitas.   Click here for the full Salt Lake Tribune article.

Easement fight could delay railroad causeway project on the Great Salt Lake

01 February 2015
Scientists say Union Pacific causeway must be breached to protect ecosystem, brine industries. What do you think?  Read the full article here

Mineral extraction water withdrawals on Great Salt Lake

13 January 2015
Using lake water for mineral extraction is just one of the threats Great Salt Lake faces year after year.   This report by Dr. Johnnie Moore details impacts from mineral extraction water withdrawals on the Lake when elevations are low.   To read the full report, Preliminary Assessment of the…

A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake

02 January 2015
A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake is a group exhibition of twenty artists from Salt Lake City, New York City, and Los Angeles, each of who finds artistic inspiration in the salt of Utah’s inland sea. The lake, no matter where one lives in the state…

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