Heather May
Executive director of the Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air at Utah State University appointed Great Salt Lake commissioner.
Executive director of the Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air at Utah State University appointed Great Salt Lake commissioner.
Brian Steed has a big job ahead of him, if the Utah Legislature confirms his new role as Great Salt Commissioner. If so, his official work overseeing the rescue of Great Salt Lake could start as early...
OGDEN — The Great Salt Lake has long been an undeniable asset to the region. However, this asset has been under threat. Between the ravages of climate change and increasing interception of source wate...
This is adapted from our free weekly newsletter Lake Effect, which comes out every Friday. Sign up for free here . It's time to get outside and play at Great Salt Lake. News about the lake shouldn't o...
Screenshot from Utah Division of State History's collection on Saltair.
Screenshot from Utah Division of State History's collection on Saltair.
Post Malone once called it a "dope venue" that "kinda stinks." This is adapted from our free weekly newsletter Lake Effect, which comes out every Friday. Sign up for free here . In honor of spring bre...
People dress up as different Great Salt Lake creatures and hold signs in support of the lake during a rally celebrating new efforts to protect the Wilson's phalarope at the Utah Capitol on Thursday. (Photo: Carter Williams, KSL.com)
People dress up as different Great Salt Lake creatures and hold signs in support of the lake during a rally celebrating new efforts to protect the Wilson's phalarope at the Utah Capitol on Thursday. (Photo: Carter Williams, KSL.com)
What do the birds sounds like? Why does the state oppose the listing? What's the next legal fight? This is adapted from our free weekly newsletter Lake Effect, which comes out every Friday. Sign up fo...
The events listed here are from the Great Salt Lake Collaborative's free, weekly newsletter called Lake Effect. Sign up to get local, lake-related news delivered to your inbox every Friday. Have an ev...
The events listed here are from the Great Salt Lake Collaborative's free, weekly newsletter called Lake Effect. Sign up to get local, lake-related news delivered to your inbox every Friday. Have an ev...
The Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust — created to improve water quantity and quality for the lake — released its five-year strategy this week. The Utah Legislature created the Trust with $4...
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers with Foxtail Turf remove the grass from Patricia Council's North Las Vegas yard, replacing it with artificial turf on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers with Foxtail Turf remove the grass from Patricia Council's North Las Vegas yard, replacing it with artificial turf on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
Headlines from the beginning of the 2024 Utah Legislature declared that lawmakers were considering spending millions for the Great Salt Lake and conservation. So what got passed — and passed over — in...
This illustration shows a way to develop communities along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake so that sprawl is limited and the wetlands are buffered. It was created by Utah State University’s Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning seniors in their capstone class in Spring 2023.
This illustration shows a way to develop communities along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake so that sprawl is limited and the wetlands are buffered. It was created by Utah State University’s Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning seniors in their capstone class in Spring 2023.
Is it possible to create a Great Salt Lake friendly neighborhood? Seniors in Utah State University’s Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Department capstone class have created a waterwise...
The University of Utah’s College of Humanities is partnering with the award-winning Great Salt Lake Collaborative to give students real world journalism experience. The groundbreaking collaborative in...
Hay fields and pivot irrigation systems on a farm in Paradise, Utah. (Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)
Hay fields and pivot irrigation systems on a farm in Paradise, Utah. (Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)
This data comes from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. The Great Salt Lake Collaborative requested records of the state's Agricultural Water Optimization Program — the grantees, amount of m...
Trevor Nielson, right, of the Bear River Canal Co. talks about the new high tech gates and other issues with water officials during a tour of various canal sites in Box Elder County Thursday, October 19, 2023. Photos by Brian Nicholson, Special to the Standard-Examiner.
Trevor Nielson, right, of the Bear River Canal Co. talks about the new high tech gates and other issues with water officials during a tour of various canal sites in Box Elder County Thursday, October 19, 2023. Photos by Brian Nicholson, Special to the Standard-Examiner.
The Great Salt Lake Collaborative — a solutions journalism organization made up of local newsrooms — requested data from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. We asked for records of who had re...
We asked readers of our newsletter what books they've read to understand water issues in the West. Here is a list that will be updated as more recommendations come in. You will find speculative fictio...
(Laura Seitz | Deseret News) Lane Henderson, of Riverton, competes in a 1-mile open swim competition at Great Salt Lake State Park in Magna on Saturday, June 11, 2022
(Laura Seitz | Deseret News) Lane Henderson, of Riverton, competes in a 1-mile open swim competition at Great Salt Lake State Park in Magna on Saturday, June 11, 2022
According to Visit Utah — a website that promotes travel to Utah by the state of Office of Tourism — the Great Salt Lake boasts "magical walks in the wetlands to breathtaking sunset sails to unparalle...
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers with Foxtail Turf remove the grass from Patricia Council's North Las Vegas yard, replacing it with artificial turf on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers with Foxtail Turf remove the grass from Patricia Council's North Las Vegas yard, replacing it with artificial turf on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
Utah lawmakers approved spending $10 million in the past two legislative sessions on turf buyback programs, to get Utahns to rip our their grass and save water. But to qualify for the rebate of $0.50...
Journalist Ben Winslow went to Israel in search of solutions to the U.S. megadrought in a country that has thrived despite being built in a desert. America is experiencing a historic, destructive mega...
Scroll through this graphic to learn what solutions the Great Salt Lake Collaborative reported on over the past year and what Utah lawmakers did to save the lake.
Question by Tim Komlos in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Question by Pam Smith, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Question by Peter Van Alstyne, North Salt Lake, Utah
Question by Scott Richards in Weber County, Utah
Question by Kurt in Salt Lake City, Utah
Question by Tim Heiple, Murray area, Utah
Question by Sergio Ramos, Murray area
Question by Gary Parrish, Layton, Utah
Question by Becky Zani, South Jordan, Utah
Josh Craner's 6th grade class
Josh Craner's 6th grade class
Jeff Manwaring
Jeff Manwaring
The Colorado River Collaborative Journalists and water experts raft down the Moab Daily section of the Colorado River with Holiday River Expeditions during a kickoff event for the Colorado River Colla...