Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Great Salt Lake Research Grants

 Request for Proposals (RFP) 2013

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands requests proposals for research projects that will assist the Division in becoming better-informed stewards of Great Salt Lake. It is the intent of the Division that gaining a better understanding of the lake system leads to a better and defendable basis for management decisions that lead to maintaining this important ecosystem.

The Great Salt Lake Tech Team, through its Research and Grants Subcommittee, has identified seven “hot topics” that research projects will address, either individually or in combination:

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands at the recommendation of the Research and Grants subcommittee of the Great Salt Lake Technical Team awarded five grants for research project work on the Great Salt Lake. Proposals came from universities, government agencies, and private consulting and/or research firms.

This Request for Proposals asked for projects that addressed seven "hot topics" of broad interest on Great Salt Lake:

  1. Planning horizon for mineral extraction
  2. Mercury Methylation
  3. Mercury and the microbial sulfur cycle
  4. Salinity tolerances of brine shrimp
  5. Salinity balance
  6. Water Use and Climate Change
  7. Phragmites

Summary of 2013 Projects

Cover Sheets for all proposed projects

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1.  Ackerman, USGS*   7.  Black, ENVIRON  
2.  Gaddis, SWCA   8.  Null, USU  
3.  Angeroth, USGS*   9.  Black, Westminster* Final Report
4.  Goel, UofU   10.  Rompato, USU  
5.  Baxter, Westminster   11.  Cross  
6.  Kettenring, USU* Final Report 12.  Wurtsbaugh, USU* Final Report

  * Denotes grant award. Final Report links will be posted when finalized.