News & Events

We're hiring for our 2020 Environmental Education Assistant (AmeriCorps)!

07 January 2020
We're hiring for our 2020 Environmental Education Assistant - AmeriCorps (Utah Conservation Corps)! FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking a part-time Environmental Education Assistant to complete 450 hours of work (an average of 24 hours per week) over a 7-month period (March through October 2020). The Environmental Education Assistant…

BYU study links shrinking Great Salt Lake, other vanishing water bodies to 90% of northern Utah’s dust

11 December 2019
By Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune Upwind from northern Utah’s urban centers is a network of lakebeds, dried-up remnants of a vast prehistoric inland sea that dominated the region when the climate was much wetter and cooler that it is today. Now, as western Utah becomes even drier — from…

Commentary: More study needed before state makes changes on Legacy Parkway

09 December 2019
By Angie Keeton, Roger Borgenicht, Ann Floor, Lynn de Freitas and Heather Dove | Special to The Tribune We believe that a rigorous study is essential to evaluate the current need and to assess and disclose the impacts if large trucks and higher speeds are introduced on Legacy Parkway in Davis County.…

New Report on Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels in Great Salt Lake

21 November 2019
  Assessment of Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels in Great Salt Lake.pdf This November 2019 report was prepared by ECONorthwest and Martin & Nicholson Environmental Consultants for the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council, with substantial assistance received from local experts including FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's Executive Director Lynn…

November & December Events at Antelope Island

19 November 2019
Check out these upcoming events and plan your next visit to Antelope Island! Thanks to our FRIENDS at Antelope Island State Park for hosting and organizing these fun opportunities to learn more about the Island's unique history and ecology.     November & December 2019 - Every Friday and Saturday…

GSL Audubon's Fall Forum: Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West

05 November 2019
Please join Great Salt Lake Audubon for their annual Fall Forum. This year they will present "Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West", an informative and entertaining evening with several National Audubon experts!  What: Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the WestWhen:  Thursday, November 7th 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pmWhere:  Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium at Westminster College…
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Why We Care

  • We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150 years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems history and for education. 

    Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999