News & Events

2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize Awarded to Max Rosenzweig

22 September 2015
On September 18th, 2015 FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake awarded the 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize to Max Rosenzweig for his work entitled, Ephemeral Nonsites of the Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville Max describes his piece as: "This series of images incorporates integrated diagrammatic and cartographic representations of space…

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 …
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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