FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board Charles Uibel

Robert Adler
Dean and Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah College of Law

Dr. Genevieve Atwood
Chief Education Officer, Earth Science Education, Assoc. Instructor, Dept. of Geography University of Utah

James P. Carter
Senior Planner, Logan Simpson Design, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Steve Simms
Professor of Anthropology, Utah State University

Ella Sorenson
Naturalist, author and specialist on Great Salt Lake

Terry Tempest Williams
Naturalist and well-known author

Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh

Professor Dept. of Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources, Utah State University

Luke Garrott

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Utah

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Why We Care

  • It is a desert of water in a desert of salt and mud and rock, one of the most desolate and desolately beautiful of regions. Its sunsets, seen across water that reflects like polished metal, are incredible. Its colors are of a staring, chemical purity. The senses are rubbed raw by its moonlike horizons, its mirages, its parching air, its moody and changeful atmosphere.

    Wallace Stegner, "Dead Heart of the West" in American Places, 1981