FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is a membership-based non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1994. The mission of FRIENDS is to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the lake through education, research, and advocacy. The long-term vision of FRIENDS is to achieve comprehensive watershed-based restoration and protection for the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem.
Gunnison Island by Bruce Andersen
Pelican Island, later named Gunnison Island by Capt. Howard Stansbury (1850) is one of 11 islands of Great Salt Lake.* The Island is located in Gunnison Bay (the North Arm) of the Lake, where salinity can range as high as 27%. It is approximately 163 acres in size with extensive shoreline, numerous bays and a summit of 284’ at the north end where Stansbury built a triangulation station for his survey work. Cub Island is a small extension to the north. Gunnison Island is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of American White Pelicans in North America. (Approximately 18,000 breeding adults (Paul 1994). The pelicans nest there because of its remote location. The Island is protected and public access is restricted. The Island has a unique and fascinating history that includes an account by Alfred Lambourne (1850-1926) American painter and writer, who lived there for a time. * The number of islands is dependent upon Lake elevation.
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