News & Events

Desert Water: Climate Change and the Future of Great Salt Lake

06 November 2015
Great Salt Lake is a Utah icon, as famous as great skiing or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. But climate change and a growing population threaten its future. We need to ensure a healthy future for this world-famous ecosystem, used by hunters, bird-watchers, local families, tourists and the minerals and brine…

2015 Fall Fundraiser Video, Protection Through Partnerships

26 October 2015
At this year's Fall Fundraiser we celebrated our partnership with the Great Salt Lake Marina. This video highlights the South Shore's diverse community and its significant economic contributions. Thank you to Natalie Avery and everyone else who helped produce this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhymmQ6eDKs    

2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize Awarded to Max Rosenzweig

22 September 2015
On September 18th, 2015 FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake awarded the 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize to Max Rosenzweig for his work entitled, Ephemeral Nonsites of the Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville Max describes his piece as: "This series of images incorporates integrated diagrammatic and cartographic representations of space…

What does a Win-Win-Win for improving air quality in Utah look like?

10 September 2015
In our continuing pursuit to improve Utah’s air quality, improve public participation in greater oversight of major air pollution sources, and protect public health and the environment, a settlement between the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) and Western Resource Advocates representing Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and FRIENDS…

How are low Lake levels impacting phalaropes? This great video from High Country News explains.

27 August 2015
Wild Science: Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake Scientists explore how phalaropes respond to less water and increased salinity.   http://www.hcn.org/articles/wild-science-phalaropes-at-the-great-salt-lake-video

Great Salt Lake Tech Team Hosts Iranian Scientists from Urmia Lake

13 July 2015
Great Salt Lake and Urmia Lake are very similar saline systems, except for one big difference, we still have a chance to save our Inland Sea. You can watch the KSL covereage here : http://www.ksl.com/?sid=35476673&nid=148&title=great-salt-lakes-iranian-twin-is-drying-up&fm=home_page&s_cid=topstory
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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake is a unique place in the Western Hemisphere because large concentrations of birds visit there… The disappearance of Great Salt Lake wetlands could mean the disappearance of whole species of birds.

    Gonzalo Castro, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network