Sarah Ann Woodbury was raised near Great Salt Lake, who holds some of her muckiest, most pastel-swept childhood memories. Upstream, she studies socio-ecology as part of a Shoshone-led project restoring the Bear River. Sarah is a conservation storyteller, jazz vocalist, Earth connection guide, and land-based poet. Her poetry has been published in The American Journal of Poetry and Calyx.

This work has been a project of the last two years, shimmering out of a deep relationship between myself and Great Salt Lake. I was raised with the muck and pastels of the Lake, and some of my best childhood memories are held in her salt. I have published two letters to the editor in the Salt Lake Tribune over the years, with growing grief and terror as things have unraveled for this ancient, rolling being that is my home.