Friday, May 11 Schedule


Regulatory and User Perspectives + The Future

7:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome

8:10 The Challenge of planning for changing conditions that include climate change
Dr. Robert Jellison, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara

8:50 Finding the balance – regulatory pathways for a unique waterbody
John Whitehead, Utah Division of Water Quality

Regulatory Role and Responsibility

9:15 Implementing The Great Salt Lake Comprehensive Management Plan & the Mineral Leasing Plan
Laura Ault, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

9:40 How the US Army Corps of Engineers is helping to maintain the integrity of the Great
Salt Lake ecosystem

John Urbanic, US Army Corps of Engineers


Perspectives from Lake Users

10:30 Mineral extractions perspectives on issues related to Great Salt Lake
Tom Tripp, US Magnesium

10:55 Artemia Cyst Harvesting – Sustaining the Industry and the System
Don Leonard, Great Salt Lake Brine shrimp Cooperative, Inc.

11:20 Everything flows downstream – Wastewater treatment and Great Salt Lake
Dal Wayment, South Davis Sewer District

11:45 Beyond the marshes: Conservation upstream
Joel Ferry, Utah Waterfowl Association

12:10 The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club history, activities and investment in the Great Salt Lake
Jerry Harwood, GSL Yacht Club Commodore

12:35 LUNCH

1:35 Presentation of Outstanding Student Poster Award

Eric McCulley, ENVIRON
Jamie Butler, GSLI

Expert Panel Discussion

1:40 Panel 1- Implications for current and future scientific research

  • Eric McCulley, ENVIRON
  • Wayne Wurtsbaugh, USU
  • Tom Tripp, US Magnesium
  • John Luft, DWR

Moderated by John Cavitt, Weber State University

2:20 Panel 2 – New and emerging technologies and their applications to understanding saline systems

  • Ittai Gavrieli, GSI
  • Dave Naftz, USGS
  • Doug Barnum, USGS
  • Bob Jellison, MSI

Moderated by Cory Angeroth, USGS

3:00 Panel 3 – Future use and protection of saline lake resources

  • Laura Ault, DFFSL
  • Peter Pumphrey, Owens Lake
  • Geoff McQuilkin Mono Lake
  • Jodi Gardberg, DWQ

Moderated by Chris Montague, The Nature Conservancy

3:40 Closing Remarks

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