Utah House Resolution Calls on the BLM to Restore the Bonneville Salt Flats


DON’T DELAY!  Please request support for H.C.R. 8 immediately from All Members of the House (Full List Below) by emailing now:


For those interested in attending, the details of the hearing follow below:

DATE: Friday, February 19, 2016
TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: 445 State Capitol, Salt Lake City

You may use the following points in your message

  • The Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) is a unique resource and national treasure.  The first land speed racing record was set in 1914 and the annual “Speed Week” racing event began in 1949.     
  • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been its custodian since 1946.  Although the BSF is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the BLM has allowed millions of tons of salt to be withdrawn from the BSF.
  • HCR 8 calls attention to the deterioration of the BSF and urges the BLM to work with the Utah Alliance, Save the Salt Coalition and other concerned stakeholders to formulate a Plan to restore the BSF International Speedway to safe land speed racing conditions. 
  • HCR 8 urges the U.S. Congress and Utah's congressional delegation to take action to ensure that the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway is restored to safe racing conditions. 

Overview:  A House Resolution (HCR 8) urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats will be considered by the Utah House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee on Friday, February 19, 2016.  The Bonneville Salt Flats is a national treasure, but for motorsports enthusiasts world-wide, it is much more.  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.  The Resolution was introduced by Rep. Steve Handy (stevehandy@le.utah.gov).