Santa Cruz River Story
"Revisiting the Dry River"
"It doesn’t take much imagination to unwind our long history here in this very valley—hunter, forager, farmer, consumer—and see how we all have relied on one pale blue thread in a vast desert place. The Santa Cruz River, our home."
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Assessing Vulnerability and Risk to Climate Impacts
Assessing community vulnerabilities and risk to climate impacts is often the first step to climate adaptation action. Learn more on December 2nd, 2014.
Stephanie Sklar is our New CEO
The Sonoran Institute Board of Directors has selected Stephanie Sklar as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Stephanie will join the Institute on October 13, 2014
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Where We Work
November 26, 2014
The staff and Board of the Sonoran Institute wish everyone a restful and joyful Thanksgiving holiday. Our offices will be closed for the holiday starting at 1pm today.
November 25, 2014
Interested in what it takes to live in the city and off the grid? Check out our conversation with architect Randy Hafer from High Plains Architects in Billings Montana. Read more
November 18, 2014
Hosted by our Western Lands & Communities program, this FREE webinar, Assessing Community Vulnerability and Risk to Climate Impact, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Noon Mountain Time. Find out more and register today
November 6, 2014
The Sonoran Institute's New Mobility West project team is in Boise, Idaho today and tomorrow doing a workshop with local officials. Learn more about New Mobility West
November 3, 2014
Great Arizona Republic story on our newest conservation effort in Arizona, the White Tanks, just West of Phoenix. Read the story
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: