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Now’s the Time to Restore Bonneville

Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats are a unique land formation that beckon visitors from around the world. For racers, the surface is unequaled. The hard salt crust is perfect for both speed and safety. For SEMA members, it is our heritage. Member products and sponsored race teams have helped set scores of world records.

For more than 50 years, the land speed racing community has sounded the alarm that the Bonneville Salt Flats were being destroyed by U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mismanagement. The BLM’s traditional response has been to call for studies. There have been six to date. When the racing community proposed a comprehensive restoration plan this past May, the BLM said no action should be undertaken pending the results of yet another study. Frankly, Bonneville has been studied to death.