Tucson Event



Santa Cruz River Research Days

March 26-27, Sonoran Institute and partners are hosting the 7th Annual Santa Cruz River Research Days at Pima Community College - Desert Vista Campus. This is a great opportunity to learn more about research and conservation efforts along the river.

Delta Update Report

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Initial Progress Report

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

Annual Report



The Power of Connections

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

Visit Our Sister Sites

New Report

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Conserving State Trust Lands

A new report evaluates strategies that adhere to the financial mandates of trust responsibility while fostering conservation of state trust lands. Many of these lands contribute significant ecological and recreational value to the West.

Read the report
Read the news release

Upcoming Webinar



Planning in the West Webinar Series

A FREE Webinar focused on ways to mitigate health impacts caused by the urban heat island effect. 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Noon - 1:30pm (AZ time, MST) 

Register Here
Learn more about our Webinar Series 

Call for Proposals


Grant Opportunity

We are seeking communities interested in using exploratory scenario planning to assist in a planning or community decision-making process that engages multiple stakeholders.

More infomation and application
Contact Hannah Oliver

New Mobility West

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On the Ground - Anaconda, MT

Find out how we are helping Anaconda, Montana to increase tourism and build quality of life using transportation ideas.

View the video

2014 Accomplishments



Major Results Across the West

Your contributions this year helped the Sonoran Institute to achieve some major accomplishments.

2014 Accomplishments

Where We Work

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Latest News

February 19, 2015
With our partner, Community Foundation of So. Arizona, we will be co-hosting a "Write-A-Will Workshop" on March 17, 2015 from 10am till Noon. Contact Emily Brott to register and find out more about it

February 18, 2015
The Sonoran Institute will have a booth at the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books event on March 14-15, 2015 on the campus of the University of Arizona. Stop by and say hello!

February 13, 2015
New Mobility West has announced that four Intermountain West communities have been selected to receive free technical assistance during the 2015 winter months. Find out more

February 10, 2016
Join us at outfitter REI in Phoenix and in Tempe, Arizona for a FREE seminar and discussion on conservation issues in the West Valley. Only a few spots left for each!
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Paradise Valley REI, register and find out more
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Tempe REI, register and find out more

February 5, 2015
New FREE webinar scheduled for Wed., Feb. 28, 2015 at Noon, MT. Topic is Creative Approaches to Economic Development. Find out more and register



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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