Laketime Achievement Award

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The Laketime Achievement award was created to honor those individuals whose unique personal and professional contributions in helping protect Great Salt Lake have had a lasting, positive impact, and whose dedication to the Lake has served as an inspiration to the entire Great Salt Lake community. We present this award with a briny tip of the hat in celebration of a life well lived and a career well spent. 

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is delighted to present this award to Bob Adler, retiring Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah, S.J.Quinney College of Law, and the former Jefferson B.and Rita E. Fordham Dean. Bob has served on the FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board since 1996. He has been an inspiration not just for expanding FRIENDS’ long-term vision to achieve comprehensive watershed-based restoration and protection for the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem but in recognizing that "planning for Great Salt Lake cannot be done in isolation from other planning efforts that will have significant impacts on the Lake and its ecosystem. And that planning for Great Salt Lake must take into account proposals for future water use in upstream watersheds, and vice versa. A comprehensive, inclusive, watershed-based planning process provides the best opportunity to balance the needs of this ecological treasure against legitimate human uses of the Lake and its resources.” 

-Robert W. Adler, Toward Comprehensive Watershed-Based Restoration and Protection for Great Salt Lake, Utah Law Review, Volume 1999, Number 1