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Utah Lake and Sovereign Lands: Update from FFSL upholds the preservation of both

August 17th was a winning day for Utah Lake. We have been fighting hard to protect the integrity of the lake from being tarnished by those who wish to build and develop islands. Utah Lake is an ecological masterpiece that deserves our time, attention, and respect. ...

Press Release: Utah Lake Island Proposal Lacks Scientific Evidence and Deemed Unconstitutional in State Report to Legislative Committee

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Provo, UtahThursday, August 18, 2022 Contacts: Craig Christensen, Executive Director for CUV 801-361-6200 Patrick Belmont Professor and Head of Department of Watershed Sciences at USU 435-374-8574 Carol-Lyn Jardine, Marketing...

Overwhelming public response shows people do not want islands on Utah Lake

Background: Lake Restoration Solutions, the company proposing the world’s largest dredged island project on Utah Lake, recently released the results of a poll that found 2/3rds of Utah County residents supported their project. As a group of citizens who have been...

New Study on Utah Lake

One of the biggest misconceptions about Utah Lake is that it's getting worse. Check out this new study by BYU master's student Kaylee Tanner. Using NASA's Landsat data, she and her team reconstructed 40 years of algal activity on the lake.  They found that blooms have...

Lake Restoration Solutions Serves Subpoena to Conserve Utah Valley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2022   Lake Restoration Solutions Serves Subpoena to Conserve Utah Valley   Conserve Utah Valley was served a subpoena in the SLAPP lawsuit filed against Ben Abbott PhD, a researcher on Utah Lake water quality and advocate for...

Utah Lake Summit Questions

At the Utah Lake Summit a couple of weeks ago, attendees were able to ask questions to the presenters online. Because of time constraints, most of the questions remained unanswered. However, since then we have been reaching out to the presenters to obtain answers to...

Utah Lake island application draws questions and criticism from across the country

Independent experts and advocates from across Utah and the country have raised a long list of concerns about the proposal to create artificial islands on Utah Lake. More than 130 researchers, managers, lawyers, and community leaders submitted six separate letters to...

Utah Lake Summit II Recap

The last Utah Lake Summit was a huge success! We are so grateful for everyone who attended and especially for those who presented. We learned a lot about the current conditions of Utah Lake and how we are on a great track for recovery. I was inspired as I learned...

Smith Family Archaeological Preserve Tour

I got to go tour the Smith Family Archaeological Preserve on Saturday and had a great experience. The preserve was created in 2013 when the Smiths deeded nearly 200 acres of land to the Archaeological Conservancy. This protects the land from being sold or developed.  ...

Please Continue to Share the Don’t Pave Utah Lake Petition!

Hello all! It’s been an interesting winter! We are grateful that Rep. Keven Stratton sponsored and worked diligently to get H.B. 240 passed in the legislative session. This bill amends H.B. 272 from 2018. There was constant monitoring, meeting with policy makers, listening, additional changes and waiting (so much waiting!) as we watched it move through the process. We are grateful we were heard and that much needed transparency and tighter guidelines are now in place.

CUV Podcast: Utah Lake Update

CUV’s 2022 Focus: Don’t Pave Utah Lake

In the arid, high-dessert of Utah Valley, Utah Lake is critical to our climate and a feature that makes this mountain valley one of a kind. As stewards of this precious resource, it’s up to all of us to commit to long-term, responsible restoration of the lake. Check out our podcast for more information on the issues surrounding Utah Lake and steps that you can take to help.


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Whether you are just learning about conservation or you have been working to preserve our open spaces and water for decades, CUV has volunteer opportunities for you. With our Street Rep program, the CUV Social Crew, or volunteering on a project basis, you can learn more about how to Get Involved here →

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