Research & Resources

"If you consider saline systems across the West, Great Salt Lake is the most important site in North America for aquatic bird communities. As an interior system, Great Salt Lake is arguably the most important single interior wetland site in North America."

- Don Paul, Great Basin Bird Conservation Region Coordinator

There's so much to learn about life on and around Great Salt Lake, as well as the organizations, programs and efforts at work to support increased awareness about its importance.

To help you get started, we have Great Salt Lake fact sheets, some choice weblinks to visit, and a page dedicated to other organizations and agencies working on the system. We hope these resources will expand your knowledge base about the Greater Great Salt Lake community.


Great Salt Lake Facts

Great Salt Lake supports a rich and dynamic biological system of regional, national and global importance. The amazing abundance of bird life at Great Salt Lake has earned its designation as a "Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve." Birds of regional, national and international significance are drawn to its 15,000 square miles…

Why We Care

  • I grew up in Clinton, Utah, not far from the Great Salt Lake. From a young age the lake became a place of recreation, discovery, and solace. Every visit to its shores provides a unique and inspiring experience.

    Justin Wheatley, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant