Thursday, May 10 Schedule


Plans, Strategies and Management Issues for Saline Lake

7:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome

8:10 Keynote – The future of the Dead Sea in light of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal
Ittai Gavrieli, Geological Survey of Israel (Keynote)

Management Tools – How tools address changing conditions and support the sustainability of the system and its resources

8:50 The Great Salt Lake Comprehensive Management Plan & the Mineral Leasing Plan Revision
Laura Ault, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands

9:15  Healthy ecology – Healthy economics: How the health of Great Salt Lake and the economic benefits of the lake go hand in hand
Leland Myers (Chair), Great Salt Lake Advisory Council


10:05 Great Salt Lake Shorebird Conservation Strategy: Accounting for migratory shorebird habitat needs at one of North America’s great ecosystems
Don Paul, AvianWest, Inc.

10:30 Conserving Great Salt Lake: Meeting the water quality challenge
Jodi Gardberg , Division of Water Quality

10:55 Using a collaborative process to develop an Owens Lake Master Plan in order to preserve wildlife habitat
Peter Pumphrey, Eastern Sierra Aububon Society

11:20 Mono Lake – Continuing the work of restoring the system
Geoff McQuilkin, Mono Lake Committee


  • Awarding of 2012 Doyle Stephens Scholarship
  • 2011 Scholarship Recipient Presentation – Origin of waterfowl wintering on Great Salt Lake: A Stable Isotope Approach
    Anthony J. Roberts

1:00 Salton Sea Restoration Plan/Species Conservation Habitat Project
Doug Barnum, USGS, La Quinta, CA, Lee Case, USGS, La Quinta, CA, Kent Nelson, Dept. of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA.

The Role of Science and Monitoring in Decision-making

1:25 Is “Adaptive Resource Management“ the best tool for the job?
Nathan Darnall, USFWS

1:50 Use of hydrodynamic models to support and revise management decisions
Dave Naftz, USGS

2:15 Developing sustainable migratory bird conservation: The role of research, monitoring and community engagement
John Cavitt, Weber State University

2:40 Salton Sea – Scientific triage for restoring a system (working title)
Doug Barnum, USGS


Recent and Ongoing GSL Management Issues (Case Studies)

3:35 State and federal agency management challenges associated with Great Salt Lake Minerals’ proposal to expand its operations in Great Salt Lake by 91,000 acres
Rob Dubuc, Western Resource Advocates and FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

4:00 Development of water quality standards for Willard Spur, Great Salt Lake, Utah
Jeff Denbleyker, CH2MHill

4:25 Implementing the tissue-based selenium standard in Gilbert Bay, Great Salt Lake: A case study of challenges and opportunities
Chris Bittner, Utah Division of Water Quality

5:00– 5:45 Poster Session


  • 6:30– 9:30 BANQUET – Alta Club
  •  Banquet speaker – Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon
  •  2012 Friend of the Lake Award
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