News & Events

What does a Win-Win-Win for improving air quality in Utah look like?

10 September 2015
In our continuing pursuit to improve Utah’s air quality, improve public participation in greater oversight of major air pollution sources, and protect public health and the environment, a settlement between the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) and Western Resource Advocates representing Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and FRIENDS…

How are low Lake levels impacting phalaropes? This great video from High Country News explains.

27 August 2015
Wild Science: Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake Scientists explore how phalaropes respond to less water and increased salinity.   http://www.hcn.org/articles/wild-science-phalaropes-at-the-great-salt-lake-video

Great Salt Lake Tech Team Hosts Iranian Scientists from Urmia Lake

13 July 2015
Great Salt Lake and Urmia Lake are very similar saline systems, except for one big difference, we still have a chance to save our Inland Sea. You can watch the KSL covereage here : http://www.ksl.com/?sid=35476673&nid=148&title=great-salt-lakes-iranian-twin-is-drying-up&fm=home_page&s_cid=topstory

Controversial Utah water audit just released, findings causing concern

06 May 2015
Officials have just released a controversial audit of the Utah Division of Water Resources. Government officials said legislators from both sides called for the audit after claims the division opposed water conservation for fears it could reduce water revenues for water sellers. Critics also accuse the division of inflating future…

Utah Groups Forced to Sue Over Permitting More Air Pollution At HollyFrontier Refinery

27 April 2015
News Release                                        CONTACTS:Joro Walker, Senior Attorney/Utah Office Director, Western Resource Advocates801-487-9911, joro.walker@westernresources.orgTim Wagner, Executive Director, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment801-502-5450, twagneruphe@gmail.orgLynn de Freitas, Executive Director, Friends of Great Salt Lake801-582-1496, ldefreitas@earthlink.netJoan Clayburgh, Communications Director, Western Resource AdvocatesCell: 530-318-5370, joan.clayburgh@westernresources.org …

Great Salt Lake Technical Team Research Grant Request for Proposals

20 April 2015
  The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands requests proposals for research projects that will assist the Division in becoming better informed stewards of Great Salt Lake. It is the intent of the Division to gain a better understanding of the lake system which…
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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake is a unique place in the Western Hemisphere because large concentrations of birds visit there… The disappearance of Great Salt Lake wetlands could mean the disappearance of whole species of birds.

    Gonzalo Castro, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network