News & Events

Final Recommended State Water Strategy Now Available

20 July 2017
The final draft of the Recommended State Water Strategy compiled by the Governor's Water Strategy Advisory Team is now available.  

Final Request for Great Salt Lake Water Supply Strategies

19 July 2017
The Great Salt Lake Advisory Council (Council) is requesting submissions of strategies or tools to maintain or increase the surface elevation of Great Salt Lake (GSL).  To date, the Council has received sixty-six (66) strategies/tools submitted by groups and individuals in Utah.  The Council is compiling these strategies to facilitate…

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…
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Why We Care

  • The lake is elemental. It seems to arise from creation itself, the embodiment of Aristotle's classical concept of matter and the universe: earth, air, fire, and water. Seen in this ethereal light -- the gloom of dusk lit by fiery sunlight, alien and snow-covered, leaking water and struggling to exist -- it connects to secret and ancient things. Aristotle's insight may have come to him in a dream, and the dream surely looked like this.

    Thomas Horton, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant