FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board Charles Uibel

Robert Adler
Dean and Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah College of Law

Dr. Genevieve Atwood
Chief Education Officer, Earth Science Education, Assoc. Instructor, Dept. of Geography University of Utah

James P. Carter
Senior Planner, Logan Simpson Design, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Steve Simms
Professor of Anthropology, Utah State University

Ella Sorenson
Naturalist, author and specialist on Great Salt Lake

Terry Tempest Williams
Naturalist and well-known author

Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh

Professor Dept. of Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources, Utah State University

Luke Garrott

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Utah

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Why We Care

  • The lake is elemental. It seems to arise from creation itself, the embodiment of Aristotle's classical concept of matter and the universe: earth, air, fire, and water. Seen in this ethereal light -- the gloom of dusk lit by fiery sunlight, alien and snow-covered, leaking water and struggling to exist -- it connects to secret and ancient things. Aristotle's insight may have come to him in a dream, and the dream surely looked like this.

    Thomas Horton, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant