2018 Utah Legislative Session


FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's mission is to protect Great Salt Lake ecosystems through education, research, advocacy, and the arts.

This year, the 2018 Utah Legislative Session is January 22 - March 8, 2018. During the 2018 Utah Legislative Session, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake will be tracking issues and bills that are important to our mission. This year, we are expecting bills that relate to the proposed Bear River dam and the Promontory Point Landfill.

As the session begins, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake will be sending important action alerts to our members and constituents. We invite you to participate in your local government by communicating with your state representatives to let them know you care about the issues that impact Great Salt Lake.

Participating in your local and state government has a big impact on our resources here in Utah. This local advocacy is even more important because our federal government has turned its back on the environment.

In advance of the session, find out who your Utah Representatives and Senators are here.

We look forward to participating alongside our members during the 2018 Utah Legislative Session.


FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

Board of Directors and Staff

Current Action Alerts 

Stay tuned for Action Alerts posted during the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. 


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