Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake Guidebook Now Available from USU

18 July 2017 Published in News & Events

Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake, A Guide to Identification, Communities, & Bird Habitat

A new guidebook to wetland plants of Great Salt Lake is now available from Utah State University Library Digital Commons. The guidebook is free to access and an excellent resource for anyone interested in Great Salt Lake ecosystems. Check it out today!

Click Here for Guidebook Access

Abstract:

Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake: a guide to identification, communities, & bird habitat is a wetland plant identification guide, resulting from collaborative research efforts about Great Salt Lake (GSL) wetland conditions and bird habitat. Dr. Rebekah Downard collected dissertation field data from GSL wetlands during 2012–2015, the majority of which informed this work. Dr. Maureen Frank contributed her guide to GSL wetland vegetation and how to manage native plants as high-quality habitat for birds. The intended purpose in producing this guide was to create an informative source that could assist researchers, land managers, birders, and wetland enthusiasts in identifying, studying, managing, and understanding Great Salt Lake wetland plants, communities, and birds.

Citation:

Downard, Rebekah; Frank, Maureen; Perkins, Jennifer; Kettenring, Karin; and Larese-Casanova, Mark, "Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake, A Guide to Identification, Communities, & Bird Habitat" (2017). All Current Publications. Paper 1761.

deco2.png

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

5683805273_047b182fac_o
GSL-Breach-Opening-1701
5461920981_f87a6b3aab_o
cu_110614_205112
GSL-Breach-Opening-1734
5814247266_d6e95e837d_o
8495369621_ee8e7edf80_o
5363508409_af638be620_o
5760834114_ccb17aa989_o
7937373324_57baf0d69f_o
cu_120620_205331-3
Anniversary-Image-Dropbox