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« on: August 12, 2015, 05:27:26 PM »

Recently there has been a lot of concern voiced about the plight of the Bonneville Salt Flats, and rightly so. Predictions in 1989 by BLM's Gregg Morgan that, "in thirty years there may not be enough salt to sustain what we call the Bonneville Salt Flats," are coming true. The deterioration of the BSF, both surface disturbance and the critical underground aquifer, has been ongoing for decades and has reached a critical state.

This has prompted the formation of a Utah Coalition to deal directly with the Utah Government officials, the BLM and our federal senators and representatives. They have all been informed and presented with information regarding the condition of the BFS and have reacted with concern and alarm!

We are also developing a Reclamation Plan to work in conjunction with the Salt Laydown Project. Engineers, geologists, and legal counsel from StS, SCTA_BNI, USFRA, the State of Utah and Nevada are all working together on this plan.

Together it will be possible to save the Bonneville Salt Flats from extinction.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 06:01:28 PM »

How do people join or support the group
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 06:16:31 PM »

Thanks for the update Rick.

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 06:46:27 PM »

Recently there has been a lot of concern voiced about the plight of the Bonneville Salt Flats, and rightly so. Predictions in 1989 by BLM's Gregg Morgan that, "in thirty years there may not be enough salt to sustain what we call the Bonneville Salt Flats," are coming true. The deterioration of the BSF, both surface disturbance and the critical underground aquifer, has been ongoing for decades and has reached a critical state.

This has prompted the formation of a Utah Coalition to deal directly with the Utah Government officials, the BLM and our federal senators and representatives. They have all been informed and presented with information regarding the condition of the BFS and have reacted with concern and alarm!

We are also developing a Reclamation Plan to work in conjunction with the Salt Laydown Project. Engineers, geologists, and legal counsel from StS, SCTA_BNI, USFRA, the State of Utah and Nevada are all working together on this plan.

Together it will be possible to save the Bonneville Salt Flats from extinction.

We will post and update the latest information. Soon there may be a "call to action" with specific ways all racers can help with this effort.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 08:31:31 PM »

  Thanks Rick from all us whiner's...................    Bob Drury   cheers
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 05:14:48 PM »

Under your Utah coalition I don't see mention of the Mormon Church. The last time I was in Utah I was told by the locals that nothing happens for good or bad without approval of the Church.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 11:03:46 PM »

Whoowee ! You hit the nail right on the head .  If you can get the 'Church' to sign on to anything in this state, it's as good as done !
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 10:49:48 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2015, 12:45:50 PM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 04:31:14 PM »

Thanks Rick  you guys get it!!!

Political---the solution will be political---

let us know when to start contacting US REP and US Senators from other States!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2015, 06:17:41 PM »

Thanks Rick
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2015, 10:43:37 PM »

Thanking Rick is wondersul, but I'm sticking up for his wife, Jinx, who does ALL the posting to EVERY website.

Mr. Vesco's cyber skills are, well, um, well. . . , let's just say it is blessing to the racing community  that Mrs.Vesco loves him.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2015, 10:13:05 AM »

yes indeed, thanks jinx!
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2015, 09:48:34 PM »

SAVE THE SALT COALITION             UTAH ALLIANCE

Contact:   Louise Ann Noeth  |     805.312.0893  |     louise@landspeedproductions.biz



Land Racing Advocates Join Forces for Bonneville

 
September 8, 2015 – The Save the Salt Coalition and Utah Alliance are working closely together as advocates for the land speed racing (LSR) community to protect the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF).  The following is a report on current actions.

The Save the Salt Coalition is an international group of businesses and organizations with a vested interest in the BSF. The Utah Alliance provides expertise and connections at the state and local level. Major LSR sanctioning organizations are members of both groups. The two groups have partnered on the shared mission of restoring the BSF as the premier venue for setting world land speed records. The collaboration allows experts within the groups to undertake specific projects.  

The cancellation of four of the five major racing events for 2015 due to weather and deteriorating conditions has helped place a spotlight on Bonneville.  As a result, the Save the Salt Coalition and Utah Alliance have already had extensive discussions with officials at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which oversees the BSF, mining officials, geologists, engineers, lawmakers in Congress and at the state and local level.  Numerous press interviews have also conveyed the plight of the BSF to the world via newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs.  

Two educational meetings have been now scheduled: one for the public (Sept. 9) and another for elected representatives, government officials, industry and other interested stakeholders (Sept. 14).

➢   Wednesday, Sept. 9: Salt Lake City:  a one-hour informational meeting called
“100 years of Bonneville-Racing History from the Racers Perspective” presented by Louise Ann Noeth at 4 pm @ Totem’s Restaurant, 538 S. Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City.  Land speed cars will be on display in the parking area at 3:00 pm.  The public is encouraged to attend, and press and public officials have been invited.  

The second briefing will take place on September 14th at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  Representatives from the two Coalitions will conduct a private tour and present the racer’s perspective to government, industry and local community leadership.  

The private tour will allow the parties to engage in follow-up discussions and begin identifying tangible restoration actions.  Both groups have already identified a number of short- and long-term actions to be considered.  They include expanded brine pumping, barriers to keep the pumped brine within the racing area, and targeted dry salt laydowns.  Reaching consensus on actions to be taken will be assisted by BSF core samplings to be taken this fall and winter by geologists, and consultations with engineers and water experts.  

Conveying information is also critical.  Toward that effort, the Utah Alliance is creating a website repository of photographic, film and historical documentation about the BSF available to everyone.  The website will be unveiled in the near future.  It will be an additional resource for the main www.savethesalt.org website which serves to keep the public informed of day-to-day actions.  

For more information, visit www.savethesalt.org

Utah Alliance
Leadership:  Dennis Sullivan (President USFRA); Rick Vesco (founding member STS);  Larry Volk (founding member USFRA); Gary Wilkinson (Save the Salt; Vice Chairman, USFRA); Hugh Coltharp (Treasurer & founding member USFRA); Tom Burkland (Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials); Russ Eyres (Save the Salt; SCTA/BNI Liaison); Roger Lessman (Nevada State Govt. Liaison).


Save the Salt Coalition
Chairman: Doug Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Luken Communications
Public Information Officer: Louise Ann Noeth / 805.312.0893 / louise@landspeedproductions.biz
Coalition Contact: Stuart Gosswein, stuartg@sema.org
Members:  ACCUS, FIA, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), Bonneville Nationals Inc. (BNI), Bonneville 200 MPH Club, Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, Cook’s Land Speed Events, East Coast Timing Association, FIA Land Speed Records Commission, LandSpeed Productions, Luken Communications, Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Off-Road Business Association (ORBA), Performance Warehouse Association (PWA), Save the Salt Foundation, Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Speed Demon, The Enthusiast Network (TEN), Utah Alliance, Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA), United States Automobile Club (USAC).  

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2015, 07:02:38 AM »

Thank you Louise, for all your hard work bringing us this information.

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