News & Events

Science & Society Brown Bag Series with Executive Director, Lynn de Freitas

12 March 2019
Please join us on Friday, March 15th from 12:30-1:20 at Weber State University's Lindquist Hall LH Room 280 for the Great Salt Lake Science & Society Brown Bag Seminar Series, featuring Executive Director, Lynn de Freitas, who will speak on "The Great Salt Lake Geopolitical Landscape."  Click here for more…

The Class V Provisions in the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act Should Not Be Deleted

06 March 2019
  The Class V Provisions in the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act Should Not Be Deleted For the Following Reasons:    The Legislature required higher standards for Class V for good reason.        The law has been in place over three decades to prevent Utah from becoming the…

Employment Opportunities

04 March 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is not currently hiring for any positions, but please check again another time and thank you for your interest in our work!  

Birds hit 280 planes at Salt Lake City’s airport last year. New federal rules seek a bigger bird-control zone.

27 February 2019
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune   In November, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 carrying 223 passengers lifted off from Salt Lake City International Airport heading for Paris. But officials say six big tundra swans flew into it over the runway, crashing into its nose and engine covers. No…

Inland Port Public Engagement Meetings

19 February 2019
Envision Utah has been contracted to carry out "public engagement" for the Utah Inland Port.  The initial public open houses listed below are the first two scheduled.   Tuesday, February 19th | 6-8 p.m.State Fairgrounds – Zions Building155 N 1000 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 Thursday, February 28th | 6-8 p.m.Franklin…

"Using remote cameras to validate estimates of nest fate in shorebirds" by Cavitt, Ellis, et al.

19 February 2019
A scientific paper, ""Using remote cameras to validate estimates of nest fate in shorebirds," by FRIEND, John Cavit, along with his student Kristen Ellis, and two other colleagues is one of three finalists for the best paper published in Ibis during 2018.  Click here to read the paper. Click here…
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Why We Care

  • The whole environment of Great Salt Lake is a place of wonder. Life abounds in water, on islands, and about the marshland edges where migratory birds find refuge during long flights north and south. It is also a source of income for companies around its rim (unfortunately). Challenges for the Lake today are balancing acts. We must continue to foster the generous gifts the Lake provides for wildlife, community, and visitors as well as make peace with the human intrusions that threaten not only the Lake’s beauty, but also its very existence as the bountiful center of a thriving community along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Maurine Haltiner, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant