2014 Annual Report


25 Years Strong, Shaping Our West

For over 25 years, Sonoran Institute has been a pioneer in efforts to unite and celebrate the best of Western culture, history, nature and urban spaces by making connections, seeking practical solutions and promoting long-term sustainability. View and download our 2014 Annual Report to see all that we've done up through 2014 and what we plan on doing as we move forward.

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

Read our 2040 Vision 

Contacts - State Trust Lands

Ian Dowdy
Sun Corridor Legacy Program
Program Director
602-393-4310, ext. 308

Conservation Profile Partners

Many thanks to the partners across the state who provided information, photos, and feedback on the state trust land areas profiled for conservation. This project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

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Home State Trust Land Conservation Profiles

State Trust Land Conservation Profiles

The Sonoran Institute has long been involved in the area of state trust land conservation and efforts to effectively manage the assets on behalf of the beneficiaries, primarily k-12 public education. With funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and in collaboration with conservation groups, municipalities, and counties across Arizona, the Sonoran Institute has assembled state trust lands suitable for conservation into a single database. The resulting profiles focus on conservation values. Political values are left for another day.

The conservation profiles included here have been identified by stakeholders around the state as suitable for conservation for various reasons: preservation of wildlife corridors; archeological and historical gems; preservation of ancient cultures; and large landscape conservation to name a few.

The four-page conservation profiles are available to inform policy makers, conservation advocates, land managers, and neighbors who love their special corner of Arizona and want to make the case for inclusion in conservation efforts. These profiles explain the importance and location of the land and the reason it deserves protection. Thanks to the local organizations that care deeply about these parcels and provided information, photos, and their support.

The maps on the following pages show the conservation areas by section within the state – Northern Arizona, Central Arizona, and Southern Arizona.


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