News & Events

Impact of Low Water on GSL Ecosystems and Economy

08 September 2016
Low water on the Great Salt Lake is raising concern. The worries are economic and ecological as the water dips close to the lowest level it’s ever been. Companies that mine minerals and salt from the Great Salt Lake have spent millions of dollars so far to adapt to the…

Dredging Update from Great Salt Lake Marina

25 August 2016
Read below for the latest update from Great Salt Lake Marina on the dredging efforts. Stay tuned for more information as FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake receives it.      DREDGING As many of you are aware of, Dredging went out for bid in July with a mandatory pre-bid meeting…

Great Salt Lake in Catalyst Magazine

22 August 2016
This month's issue of Catalyst Magazine features an article by Rob Lawrence entitled, Something Strange. You can read the entire article here!

Bird Treaty Centennial Highlights Importance of Great Salt Lake

18 August 2016
British and American leaders signed the Migratory Bird Treaty a century ago.  These days the Great Salt Lake plays an important role in carrying out the mission of that international treaty. Read more or listen here. 

Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium

02 August 2016
Abstracts due August 5, 2016 for Salt Lake County's 10th Annual Watershed Symposium. 

Westminster Chemistry Professor Awarded $100K to Solve Lake's Mercury Mystery

01 August 2016
SALT LAKE CITY – A portion of Great Salt Lake has disappeared and a Westminster professor suspects it may hold the key to an even bigger lake mystery. Is the lake’s deep brine layer the source of its toxic methylmercury levels? Read more here.    
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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