Recent Coverage


Preserving the Military Mission

Last month our Sun Corridor Program released a report that examined the mutual benefit of preserving Arizona's military mission while protecting publicly-owned lands near military facilities. The report and outreach efforts are garnering media attention. 

High Country News

Arizona Republic op-ed 

NPR KJZZ Phoenix

Phoenix Business Journal

Glendale Star

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New Report

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Santa Cruz River

This second assessment of wetland conditions along the Lower Santa Cruz River provides a summary of the initial improvements after the upgrade of the two wastewater reclamation facilities that release effluent into the river.

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New Mobility West

Anaconda video

 On the Ground

Find out how we are helping Durango, Colorado examine bicycle, pedestrian and design solutions for their North Main Avenue.

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Delta Update Report

Francisco at Morelos Dam


Initial Progress

Research shows that the historic pulse flow into the Colorado River Delta was a success.




Across the West

Your contributions this year helped the Sonoran Institute to achieve major major results across the West.

2014 Accomplishments

Annual Report



Making Connections

Connecting. It is what distinguishes our unique and successful approach to conservation and community development in the West.

Visit Our Sister Sites

2040 Vision

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Strategic Framework

For the last 25 years, we have been successfully helping people in the West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the West that brought them here. Discover our vision for our next 25 years. 

Our Letter to You

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Arizona Public Media

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I-11 Corridor Initiative

In a recent PBS piece, our Sun Corridor Program Director talks about Sonoran's involvement in the project's development. He goes on to discuss the Environmental Impact Statement process and the critical concept of integrated infrastructure. As always, it is vitally important that stakeholders work together from start to finish.

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EPA Clean Power Plan

The Sonoran Institute prepares a statement on today's release of the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Rules in order to discuss the platform for our study to be released next month. We will reveal how large-scale solar can do far more in meeting the EPA's emissions targets than originally envisioned in the rule.

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On the Cover

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A River's Return in Edible Baja

One year ago the Colorado River reached the sea for the first time in a generation. Now we search to discover how this remarkable effort has impacted the people and place of the Colorado River Delta.

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Updated Report

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State Trust Lands

This updated report offers a history of state trust lands and presents examples of management strategies and tools for asset management, residential and commercial development, conservation use, and collaborative planning.

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New Report


West-Wide Corridor 30-52

Sonoran Institute provides a thorough evaluation and analysis of a promising transmission corridor that can connect Arizona's emerging renewable energy economy with markets in Arizona and California.

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Where We Work

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Narrated by Robert Redford, Renewal captures the breathtaking and historic surge of water that was released into the Colorado River in the Spring of 2014. The new water created, once again, a river to the sea. Original music soundtrack by Halcyonaire. For more information on the efforts to save and restore life to the Delta, go to:

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