News & Events

California's Largest Lake Will Soon Dry Up

15 June 2016
Our friends at Environment & Energy News recently published this update on the drying Salton Sea. This is part two of their Dead Seas series. "California's largest lake (350 square miles) is about to be turned into a toxic dust bowl with potentially catastrophic health consequences for about 650,000 people…

The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum was a huge success!

20 May 2016
The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum was our biggest ever! And we can't say enough about the wonderful people who helped make it possible.. including our friend and amazing photographer, Charles Uibel. Thank you for sharing you talent with us, and for documenting this years conference. http://www.really.photography/-/galleries/clients/2016-fogsl-issues-forum/page/1 You can…

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Revoke Utah’s Authority Over Water Quality

11 May 2016
Several local environmental groups, inlcuding FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, Utah Airboat Association, Bridgerland Audubon, Great Salt Lake Audubon, Utah Audubon Council, South Shore Wetlands, Wildlife Management, Inc., Utah Rivers Council, and the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, have filed a petition to the EPA to revoke Utah's delegated…

Registration for the 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum is now OPEN!!

30 March 2016
2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum: Great Salt Lake in the Big Picture May 11-13, 2016 University of Utah Officers Club http://www.fogsl.org/2016forum

Utah State Correctional Facility Update

29 March 2016
The Utah Department of Administrative Services has a new website for The New Utah State Correctional Facility: http://newutahstatecorrectionalfacility.com/. The first page of this website shows the three sites that are being considered within the Northwest Quadrant. The Central site is new. Below the map is information on the progress being made regarding review of each site. The…

Now accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Alfred Lambourne Prize

02 March 2016
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake announes the 3rd annual Alfred Lambourne Prize for Visual Art, Literary Art, Sound and Movement in celebration of Great Salt Lake. Entries must be recieved by May 15th 2016 Click here to submit your work! Click here for complete details about the contest and exhibit!…
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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