Great Salt Lake Nature Center
Standard Hours of Operation Are:
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UNLESS STAFF CALLED OFF-SITE FOR OUTREACH EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECTS
James McIntyre, 2001
James McIntyre, 2002
Black-Crowned Night Heron
James McIntyre, 2000
The Great Salt Lake is one of Utah's most significant and least appreciated resources. Encompassing approximately 1,500 square miles, this vast remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville is known the world over for its heavy salt content, stunning sunsets, and beautiful mountain vistas. Beyond the scenery and the occasional float in the lake, however, few Utahns understand the unique contribution the lake's ecosystem makes to quality of life along Utah's heavily populated Wasatch Front.
Consider these facts:
Life on Utah's Wasatch Front would be remarkably different and qualitatively diminished without a healthy Great Salt Lake Ecosystem—yet, with every passing year, this unique resource comes increasingly under threat. The Great Salt Lake Nature Center is dedicated to educating people everywhere as to the importance of this important and fragile ecosystem. With learning comes wisdom—and a better way to understand and appreciate the environment in which we live.