News & Events

Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake Guidebook Now Available from USU

18 July 2017
Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake, A Guide to Identification, Communities, & Bird Habitat A new guidebook to wetland plants of Great Salt Lake is now available from Utah State University Library Digital Commons. The guidebook is free to access and an excellent resource for anyone interested in Great Salt…

Work Underway on Promontory Landfill

12 July 2017
Work underway for landfill in 'middle of Mars' John Hollenhorst, KSL TV PROMONTORY POINT, Box Elder County — An old controversy has come back to life in one of Utah's most remote places. Construction crews have begun work on an enormous landfill at the tip of the Promontory peninsula that…

Saving a few minutes on your commute. But at what cost?

10 July 2017
    Saving a Few Minutes on Commute. But at What Cost? Salt Lake Tribute Op-Ed http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/5480290-155/op-ed-saving-a-few-minutes-on  By Roger Borgenicht, Ann Floor and Lynn de Freitas   We know we can't build our way out of congestion. Evidence from around the country shows that expanding and building new freeways ultimately…

Governor's Latest Water Strategy Draft Invites Public Comment

20 June 2017
Utahns are invited to weigh in on a set of recommendations for a 50-year state water strategy before those recommendations are finalized and delivered to Gov. Gary Herbert. The draft recommendations have been written over the last four years by the State Water Strategy Advisory Team, a volunteer group of…

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake earns Fundraising & Resource Development Badge from UNA

05 June 2017
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake has earned the Fundraising & Resource Development Badge from Utah Nonprofits Association.       NOC_Badge_Congrats_Letter_FriendsofGSaltLake.pdf

Great Salt Lake Dust Model: Lake Levels and Air Quality

01 June 2017
Great Salt Lake dust model spells trouble for Utah if more water is diverted LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner Staff While much of the future fallout from a desiccated Great Salt Lake remains unclear, one study is showing Northern Utahns should expect worsening air quality. The Great Salt Lake hit the brink of a record low…
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Why We Care

  • To travelers so long shut among the mountain ranges a sudden view over the expanse of silent waters had in it something sublime. Several large islands raised their rocky heads out of the waves. . . . Then, a storm burst down with sudden fury upon the lake, and entirely hid the islands from our view.

    John C. Fremont, Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, 1845