News & Events

BYU study links shrinking Great Salt Lake, other vanishing water bodies to 90% of northern Utah’s dust

11 December 2019
By Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune Upwind from northern Utah’s urban centers is a network of lakebeds, dried-up remnants of a vast prehistoric inland sea that dominated the region when the climate was much wetter and cooler that it is today. Now, as western Utah becomes even drier — from…

Commentary: More study needed before state makes changes on Legacy Parkway

09 December 2019
By Angie Keeton, Roger Borgenicht, Ann Floor, Lynn de Freitas and Heather Dove | Special to The Tribune We believe that a rigorous study is essential to evaluate the current need and to assess and disclose the impacts if large trucks and higher speeds are introduced on Legacy Parkway in Davis County.…

New Report on Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels in Great Salt Lake

21 November 2019
  Assessment of Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels in Great Salt Lake.pdf This November 2019 report was prepared by ECONorthwest and Martin & Nicholson Environmental Consultants for the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council, with substantial assistance received from local experts including FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's Executive Director Lynn…

November & December Events at Antelope Island

19 November 2019
Check out these upcoming events and plan your next visit to Antelope Island! Thanks to our FRIENDS at Antelope Island State Park for hosting and organizing these fun opportunities to learn more about the Island's unique history and ecology.     November & December 2019 - Every Friday and Saturday…

GSL Audubon's Fall Forum: Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West

05 November 2019
Please join Great Salt Lake Audubon for their annual Fall Forum. This year they will present "Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West", an informative and entertaining evening with several National Audubon experts!  What: Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the WestWhen:  Thursday, November 7th 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pmWhere:  Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium at Westminster College…

Unmask My City—Stop the Polluting Port Video

05 November 2019
Jonny Vasic, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) put together a good video about the problems with the Inland Port.  
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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake, the second most hypersaline Inland Sea in the world, has a fate of becoming even more salty with permanent loss of a large portion of its Bear River fresh water life supply.

    Precious fresh water diverted to support more of the same, the endless expansion of the human race, big box stores, and shopping centers duplicated around the country ruining any future adventure of small town exploration and road trips.

    Everything is becoming the same. Everyone is looking the same. Everyone does the same things. Great Salt Lake is unique and the planet is loosing it as its life blood is stolen from its soft salty shores, waves gently breaking further and further out, leaving vast arrays of dry barren mudflats waiting for phragmites to invade.

    Utah does not own Great Salt Lake. Great Salt Lake is owned by the world.

    Karri Smith, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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