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Who We Are

Save the Salt

Board Members

Advisory

  • RUSS DEANE
  • GARY WILKINSON
  • RUSS EYRES
  • LARRY VOLK
  • SECRETARY: vacant
  • BONNER DENTON
  • TOM BURKLAND
  • RICK HEAD
  • RON KIRBY
  • GREGG MORGAN
  • ROBERT RAMPTON
  • MIKE SWENSON
  • LOUISE ANN NOETH
  • STUART GOSSWEIN
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Partners

  • "LandSpeed" LOUISE ANN NOETH - Media Contact, Bonneville Historian, Photojournalist louise@landspeedproductions.biz
  • RUSS EYRES - STS Treasurer, SCTA/BNI Liaison reyres@sanit.com
  • STUART GOSSWEIN - SEMA/Save The Salt Public Relations stuart@sema.org
  • GREG MILLER - Director, Larry H Miller Family of Companies
  • DICK ROSETTA - Utah Sports Hall Of Fame, Salt Lake Tribune Sports Editor, Retired
  • RON CHRISTIANSEN - Design and Photography
  • MIKE COOK - Land Speed Events (LSE)
  • JOHN BAECHTEL - Land Speed Events (LSE)
  • BILL LATTIN - Southern California Timing Association (SCTA)
  • BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INC. (BNI)
  • DELVENE MANNING - Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (BMST)
  • Save the Salt Coalition

    Registered as a National Landmark, the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) in Utah is a geologic phenomenon of international significance.  For motorsports enthusiasts world-wide, it is hallowed ground. From the first speed record attempts in 1914 and through the present day, hundreds of records have been set and broken in a variety of automotive and motorcycle classes.

    For over six decades, the land has been managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Unfortunately, nearly five decades of BLM neglect led to the depletion of millions of tons of salt. The BSF is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as an “Area of Critical Environmental Concern.”

    The Save the Salt Coalition (STS) was founded in 1989 by racers, businesses and community members.  Its mission is to protect the Bonneville Salt Flats and to promote its history and motorsports legacy.  To assist in this effort, the “Save the Salt Foundation” was formed as the nonprofit entity to collect money for the sole purpose of restoring the BSF.  The STS Coalition has also partnered with the “Utah Alliance,” formed in 2014 to provide expertise and connections within Utah and Nevada.  The collaboration allows experts within the groups to undertake specific roles and projects.  Major land speed race sanctioning organizations are members of both the Coalition and Alliance.

    Salt is now being pumped onto the salt flats every year and other forms of additional replenishment are being pursued.  However, to ensure success, the racing performance industry and land speed enthusiasts must also join in the effort to return more salt to the BSF. 

    Become a Supporter

    Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to “Save The Salt”, an IRS-recognized Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

    GIVE NOW:
    Your one-time, or monthly recurring, credit card contribution can be sent through PayPal HERE.

    DONATE BY MAIL:
    Follow this link to download a form to complete and return, along with your financial contribution.

    SHOP OUR STORE:
    Purchase items from the "Save the Salt" Store Here

    Become a Member

    Companies and organizations that support the restoration of the Bonneville Salt Flats can become a member by contact Stuart Gosswein at StuartG@sema.org.

    See below to view the current members of the Save The Salt Coalition. 

    Clicking on the logo will open the member page in a new window.

    Spread the Message

    Let others know about the importance of saving this national treasure.

    TWITTER:  #savethesalt, #bonnevillesaltflats

    LIKE US ON FACEBOOK HERE

    Supporters

    Advanced Plating Co Inc.
    Alliance Technical Services
    Barry Meguiar
    Dennis Holding
    Digital Throttle LLC
    Ellen and Gary Wilkinson
    Engine & Performance Warehouse
    EuroCode Tuning
    Firebird Raceway
    G-Force Customs

    Henry Sanguinetti
    KingShock Technology
    Kirk Osborne - Accurate Alloys
    Kugel Komponents
    Lloyd Stevens
    Mike Braswell
    Mike Wood
    MSD Ignition
    Performance Warehouse Assoc.
    Ross Racing Pistons - Joy Roble
    Scat Enterprises
    Shifters Auto Club
    Speedway Illustrated
    Stafford Galen
    Tim Parker
    Tom Dyer
    Tool Trucks.Com
    US Iron Racing LLC
    Vintage Air Inc.