In the early 1990s, the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) worked with local environmental and regulatory groups to design, create and manage a 465 acre wetlands mitigation site west of the airport to compensate for natural wetlands impacted by runway construction.  Typical management practices in the dedicated wetlands areas include monitoring water levels, monitoring and replacing wetland plants, as needed, controlling invasive species, removing trash and debris, and protecting the property from trespassing and hunting.

 The Great Salt Lake supports between two and five million shorebirds, as many as 1.7 million eared grebes, and hundreds of thousands of waterfowl during spring and fall migration.  The airport is honored to help preserve a portion of this area as the shorebirds take a rest stop before making a connecting flight.