News & Events

Op-ed: The decline of the Once Great Salt Lake

03 December 2015
"To be sure, some of Great Salt Lake's decline is a natural consequence of a warming and drying climate. But much of the blame for the falling lake lies with us." Check out this amazing Salt Lake Tribune editorial article written by Weber State University Professor Eric C. Ewert.  …

Desert Water: Climate Change and the Future of Great Salt Lake

06 November 2015
Great Salt Lake is a Utah icon, as famous as great skiing or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. But climate change and a growing population threaten its future. We need to ensure a healthy future for this world-famous ecosystem, used by hunters, bird-watchers, local families, tourists and the minerals and brine…

2015 Fall Fundraiser Video, Protection Through Partnerships

26 October 2015
At this year's Fall Fundraiser we celebrated our partnership with the Great Salt Lake Marina. This video highlights the South Shore's diverse community and its significant economic contributions. Thank you to Natalie Avery and everyone else who helped produce this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhymmQ6eDKs    

2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize Awarded to Max Rosenzweig

22 September 2015
On September 18th, 2015 FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake awarded the 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize to Max Rosenzweig for his work entitled, Ephemeral Nonsites of the Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville Max describes his piece as: "This series of images incorporates integrated diagrammatic and cartographic representations of space…

What does a Win-Win-Win for improving air quality in Utah look like?

10 September 2015
In our continuing pursuit to improve Utah’s air quality, improve public participation in greater oversight of major air pollution sources, and protect public health and the environment, a settlement between the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) and Western Resource Advocates representing Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and FRIENDS…

How are low Lake levels impacting phalaropes? This great video from High Country News explains.

27 August 2015
Wild Science: Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake Scientists explore how phalaropes respond to less water and increased salinity.   http://www.hcn.org/articles/wild-science-phalaropes-at-the-great-salt-lake-video
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Why We Care

  • While photographing at The Great Salt Lake, I learned that it is a vastly different experience than other bodies of water. It is other-worldy, eerie, and beautiful at the same time. It is calming, peaceful, and a very inspirational place to be. Some may call the experience spiritual. Others may call it freeing. I call it magical.

    My favorite quote is by Loren Eisley; “If there is magic in this world, it is contained in water.” I absolutely believe that The Great Salt Lake is a place of magic, and that is what I strive to showcase.

    -- Tylyn Cullison, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant