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Public Comments Invited on West Davis Corridor Final EIS

28 July 2017
DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS IS AUGUST 31 Happening Now The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) within the next few weeks. The Final EIS is a large report, documenting all the data, information, input and analysis…

Final Recommended State Water Strategy Now Available

20 July 2017
The final draft of the Recommended State Water Strategy compiled by the Governor's Water Strategy Advisory Team is now available.  

Final Request for Great Salt Lake Water Supply Strategies

19 July 2017
The Great Salt Lake Advisory Council (Council) is requesting submissions of strategies or tools to maintain or increase the surface elevation of Great Salt Lake (GSL).  To date, the Council has received sixty-six (66) strategies/tools submitted by groups and individuals in Utah.  The Council is compiling these strategies to facilitate…

Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake Guidebook Now Available from USU

18 July 2017
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…

Work Underway on Promontory Landfill

12 July 2017
Work underway for landfill in 'middle of Mars' John Hollenhorst, KSL TV PROMONTORY POINT, Box Elder County — An old controversy has come back to life in one of Utah's most remote places. Construction crews have begun work on an enormous landfill at the tip of the Promontory peninsula that…

Saving a few minutes on your commute. But at what cost?

10 July 2017
    Saving a Few Minutes on Commute. But at What Cost? Salt Lake Tribute Op-Ed http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/5480290-155/op-ed-saving-a-few-minutes-on  By Roger Borgenicht, Ann Floor and Lynn de Freitas   We know we can't build our way out of congestion. Evidence from around the country shows that expanding and building new freeways ultimately…
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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