September 28, 2022 - October 27, 2022

History of Great Salt Lake: A Great Salt Lake Collaborative Conversation

Date September 28, 2022 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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History of Great Salt Lake

Join Great Salt Lake Collaborative to learn about the cultural history of Great Salt Lake. How has it changed over time? How has it influenced and affected human life in Utah, both to Indigenous peoples and settler/colonialists?

Location: 280 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Moderated by KUER News Director Elaine Clark.


Darren Parry, former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

Gregory E. Smoak, director of the American West Center

Daron Duke, an archaeologist who does field work on the U.S. Military’s Utah Test and Training Range 



Community Meet-up at Spiral Jetty with UMFA

October 01, 2022 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
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Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be at the shores of GSL at Rozel Point by Spiral Jetty between 12-3 pm. They will have art activities, curator chats, a dance workshop, a writing workshop, and a guided meditation. And of course, information about the artwork. Students from Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster will talk about the science of GSL.

Can Great Salt Lake Be Saved? A Great Salt Lake Collaborative Conversation

October 19, 2022 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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Join Great Salt Lake Collaborative to learn: Can the lake be saved? How much time do we have left? What needs to be done? What steps have been taken by stakeholders and elected officials? 

Moderated by Fox 13 News Reporter Ben Winslow


Rep. Brad Wilson, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives

Lynn de Freitas, Executive Director of FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

Sarah Null, Utah State University associate professor of watershed sciences

Location: Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, Salt Lake City

Photo credit: Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune A bird decomposes along the shores of the Great Salt Lake near Saltair on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2021, as persisting drought conditions continue to drop the lake levels to historic lows.


Water at the Confluence of Past & Future

October 26, 2022
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Join the 70th annual Utah State Historical Society Conference 

Location: Provo Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 101 West 100 North, Provo, Utah

The Great Salt Lake—one of Utah’s foremost symbols—is facing pressures like never before in modern history. Climate change, urban growth, water diversions, and benign neglect all threaten the future of this body of water that lies at the center of complex ecosystems, as well as our collective cultural identity. Everywhere else in our state and region the same is happening—lakes and rivers are drying and winter snowpacks are shrinking, threatening countless industries and challenging accustomed ways of living on the land.

The conference is attended by scholars, students, policymakers, organizations, and members of the general public. We feature a range of formats, from the traditional panels and sessions to more innovative formats.