News & Events

A Salt Lake Under Stress: Relationships Among Birds, Water Levels, and Invertebrates at a Great Basin Saline Lake

23 March 2018
Take a look at this article about Lake Albert just published in the scientific journal, Biological Conservation.  Biological Conservation, Volume 220 Nathan R.Senner Johnnie N.Moore  TrentSeager SteveDougill KeithKreuz Stanley E.Senner  Abstract: Saline lakes are threatened globally and provide critical habitat for a diverse array of migratory and breeding waterbirds. The ability of large…

2018 Alfred Lambourne Prize Open for Submissions

21 March 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is accepting artistic representations of Great Salt Lake in the categories of visual art, literary art, sound, and movement for consideration for the 5th annual Alfred Lambourne Prize. The Alfred Lambourne Arts Program celebrates the relationship between local artists and our Inland Sea. Through art,…

FRIENDS' Comments on the Location of Promontory Point Resources' Monitoring Wells

14 February 2018
February 14, 2018 Scott T. Anderson Director Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control P.O. Box 144880 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4880 dwmrcpublic@utah.gov submitted via email only Re: Public Comment on Promontory Point Landfill Modification Dear Director Anderson, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed modification to…

Great Salt Lake Advisory Council's Submitted Comments to DEQ re: Promontory Landfill

07 February 2018
Attention: Allan Moore Solid Waste Program Manager Great Salt Lake Advisory Council https://deq.utah.gov/great-salt-lake-advisory-council/index.htm January 10, 2018 Utah Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Department of Environmental Quality 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Re: Promontory Landfill Class V RDCC Project No. 59842 Introduction At a meeting of…

Another landfill for hazardous waste from other states is not the way to generate economic development in Utah

29 January 2018
By Lynn de Freitas and Lindsay Beebee for the Salt Lake Tribune  What does it say about Utah when our neighboring states think of us as the place where they can dump their nastiest garbage? Makes you proud, doesn’t it? In a remote corner of Box Elder County, on the…

Public Information Meetings Regarding Promontory Point Landfill

22 January 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and our partnering organizations: Utah Audubon Council, Utah Airboat Association, Utah Waterfowl Association, Great Salt Lake Alliance, GSL Audubon, Western Resource Advocates, South Shore Wetlands & Wildlife Management, Inc., League of Women Voters of Salt Lake, National Audubon Society, Utah Sierra Club, HEALUtah, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Utah Rivers Council, residents and…
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Why We Care

  • We should bill the lake for what it is—a place of grandeur and solitude, which nourishes our thoughts and heightens our sensitivity to nature. Seen in that light, the brine flies become a fascinating curiosity more than an annoyance. The Great Salt Lake offers a wilderness experience, not a beach party, and no amount of promotion and development will change that.

    Dean L. May, Images of the Great Salt Lake