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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…

Katherine Barrett, 2018 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Winner

20 April 2018
Congratulations to Katherine Barrett, University of Notre Dame, winner of the 2018 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship for reasearch related to Great Salt Lake.  Katherine Barrett will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship during the 2018 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum on May 10 at the Fort Douglas Officers Club on the…

A Salt Lake Under Stress: Relationships Among Birds, Water Levels, and Invertebrates at a Great Basin Saline Lake

23 March 2018
Take a look at this article about Lake Albert just published in the scientific journal, Biological Conservation.  Biological Conservation, Volume 220 Nathan R.Senner Johnnie N.Moore  TrentSeager SteveDougill KeithKreuz Stanley E.Senner  Abstract: Saline lakes are threatened globally and provide critical habitat for a diverse array of migratory and breeding waterbirds. The ability of large…

2018 Alfred Lambourne Prize Open for Submissions

21 March 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is accepting artistic representations of Great Salt Lake in the categories of visual art, literary art, sound, and movement for consideration for the 5th annual Alfred Lambourne Prize. The Alfred Lambourne Arts Program celebrates the relationship between local artists and our Inland Sea. Through art,…

FRIENDS' Comments on the Location of Promontory Point Resources' Monitoring Wells

14 February 2018
February 14, 2018 Scott T. Anderson Director Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control P.O. Box 144880 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4880 dwmrcpublic@utah.gov submitted via email only Re: Public Comment on Promontory Point Landfill Modification Dear Director Anderson, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed modification to…
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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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