News & Events

A changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms in the Eastern Sierra — or less water for L.A.

17 July 2018
Louis Sahagun, LA Times When dust storms began rising off the dry bed of Owens Lake, authorities in the Eastern Sierra blamed Los Angeles’ thirst. The city had, after all, drained the lake in the 1920s to serve its faucets. Now, as dust kicks up from Mono Lake, authorities in…

Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference this October

05 July 2018
Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference October 3-4, 2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Short Course October 5-6, 2018 The conference and short course will be held at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will be open to the geologic community. The conference…

A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

28 June 2018
By Brian Switek Look at the Great Salt Lake and you might think of the vast body of water as lifeless. That’s far from the truth, of course. Not only is the Great Salt Lake home to an incredible number of brine shrimp - fodder for migrating birds looking to…

Register Now for the Dialogue on Collaboration: Great Salt Lake

11 June 2018
Register for the Dialogue on Collaboration June 21, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 pm SJ Quinney College of Law, Level 6 The Great Salt Lake: What Can Collaboration Bring to the Table? Registration for the June Dialogue on Collaboration on "The Great Salt Lake: What Can Collaboration Bring to the Table?" closes June 13. Space is…

Video Archive of 2018 Issues Forum Now Available

07 June 2018
Click here to view any of the wonderful 2018 Issues Forum Presentations. Thank you again to our sponsors, speakers, and everyone who made this event a big briny success.   

May is the Month of the Bird, Governor Herbert Declares

01 May 2018
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 2018 as the Month of the Bird in Utah. The declaration celebrates native and migratory birds making their way through Utah this time of year and the Beehive State’s remarkable landscapes and water resources that support them. “May is a…
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Why We Care

  • Sunday evening in March 2016, our family visited Black Rock Beach to view the Great Salt Lake. My one year old son just loved running up and down the beach, and touching his toes in the salty water. It was evening and as the sun settled in the west, the lake came alive with previously hidden texture and beauty. We watched in awe as the magnificence of the lake reviled itself, and I just had to capture the moment with my camera.

    Julie Meadows, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant