News & Events

Melody Lindsay, Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Winner, Featured in MSU News

24 May 2017
MSU doctoral student Melody Lindsay has received a scholarship to study how the changing salinity of Great Salt Lake affects the microorganisms in the lake and the lifeforms that depend on them as food sources. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham. BOZEMAN – A Montana State University doctoral student has won…

Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Water Monitor

23 May 2017
Citizen Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Citizens through Monitoring Activities   Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources. Attend one of the following Spring Training Dates: Saturday,…

Reservoirs Filling Fast

23 May 2017
  SALT LAKE CITY — It happened last week to Deer Creek and Causey and will likely happen at East Canyon sometime this week. Northern Utah reservoirs that for five years struggled to fill are now emptying water through spillways, structures specifically built to control the safe release of floodwaters…

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Education Director Honored by USEE

10 May 2017
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake May 9, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Education Director Honored by USEE   FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is proud to announce that our Education and Outreach Director, Janessa Edwards, is the recipient of the 2017 Environmental Educator of the Year…
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Why We Care

  • We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150 years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems history and for education. 

    Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999