The Gunnison Bay Research Program

4728 For the 2016 season, CLUI:Wendover programming will be engaged in the exploration and examination of the land and waterscape of the north arm of the Great Salt Lake, known as Gunnison Bay, an exceptional, extreme, and largely unexplored place. The construction of a filled-in railroad causeway in the late 1950s cut the original lake in half, creating a new, anthropogenic entity, more isolated and saline, that has evolved into a landscape of desiccation that resembles another planet, or this one in some past or future time.

Research projects will be engaging the Great Salt Lake Exploratory Platform (GSLEP), a floating habitat and workspace that enables extended stays on the watery fringes of the lake.