After decades of continuous mineral extraction, salt depletion, and willful government neglect, the Bonneville Salt Flats are in serious trouble. Many areas that were once 7 feet thick are down to only 3 inches. Over the last 8 years, Keith Berr has dedicated his personal work to one project in particular: raising awareness to prevent the destruction of the Bonneville Salt Flats, a historic landmark in Utah.
The Potash mining industry has been removing the salt, driving the salt flat surface down in thickness. The 100,000 acres of the salt flat has shrunk to under 30,000, and the area is now designated as an “area of critical environmental concern” in need of assistance to prevent further destruction by man.
Keith Berr’s work has raised awareness, concerns and recently inspired action.