News & Events

Drying Lake Bed Contributes to Utah's Air Quality Problems

19 July 2016
Our friends and Energy & Environment News recently published this update on Great Salt Lake. This is part five of their Dead Sea series. Recent estimpates report, "At least 550 square miles of lake bed is now dry, an area five times the size of Owens Lake -- the site…

Despite Success, Mono Lake Still Faces Threats Due To Drought, Climate Change

29 June 2016
Our friends and Energy & Environment News recently published this update on Mono Lake in California. This is part four of their Dead Sea series.  "Now, advocates for Mono Lake tout it as a model that could work for other imperiled lakes...  "Without the regulations, Mono Lake would have been…

2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum Video Archive

15 June 2016
The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum was a great success!  Thank you again to all of our sponsors, keynote speakers, presenters, attendees, vendors, and everyone who helped to make this event possible. At the Forum, we discussed microbialites, water issues, birds, air quality, development, and every briny thing inbetween.…

California's Largest Lake Will Soon Dry Up

15 June 2016
Our friends at Environment & Energy News recently published this update on the drying Salton Sea. This is part two of their Dead Seas series. "California's largest lake (350 square miles) is about to be turned into a toxic dust bowl with potentially catastrophic health consequences for about 650,000 people…

The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum was a huge success!

20 May 2016
The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum was our biggest ever! And we can't say enough about the wonderful people who helped make it possible.. including our friend and amazing photographer, Charles Uibel. Thank you for sharing you talent with us, and for documenting this years conference. http://www.really.photography/-/galleries/clients/2016-fogsl-issues-forum/page/1 You can…

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Revoke Utah’s Authority Over Water Quality

11 May 2016
Several local environmental groups, inlcuding FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, Utah Airboat Association, Bridgerland Audubon, Great Salt Lake Audubon, Utah Audubon Council, South Shore Wetlands, Wildlife Management, Inc., Utah Rivers Council, and the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, have filed a petition to the EPA to revoke Utah's delegated…
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Why We Care

  • Several years ago I was enchanted by Alfred Lambourne’s romanticized paintings of the Great Salt Lake, so began my own quest to explore its islands and capture what I saw in quick, plein air, oil sketches.

    I made many day-trips to Black Rock and spent a significant amount of time camping on Stansbury and Antelope Islands, climbing their trails and swimming in their bays. My paintings became my diary as I observed the changing light and shadow on the rocks and water. The brine flies and gnats often hovered over my shoulder anxious to immortalize themselves in the sticky colorful oil paint.

    Kirk Henrichsen, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant