Community Input Sought in Wickenburg on Proposed I-11 Corridor

PHOENIX, AZ. (August 18, 2016) –

The Sonoran Institute, a non-profit organization that connects people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them, has partnered with the Town of Wickenburg to launch a survey (link included below) to help identify what local citizens believe is important and of value in their community.

Results from the survey will help inform an ongoing Community Based Engagement Program that will highlight potential concerns about the I-11 corridor. The survey will be available online until August 30 and all citizens of Wickenburg are encouraged to participate.

Through the ongoing Community Based Engagement Program, the Sonoran Institute will empower the community to directly inform the I-11 corridor planning process by exploring sentiments about the corridor’s design features and location west of town. The process also is expected to highlight potential concerns about the corridor passing through sensitive landscapes around the Vulture Mountains.

The Community Based Engagement Program is based on “context-sensitive” design, which engages communities to prepare for economic development and growth, while protecting important local values and ensuring that the project moves forward in a respectful way.

Later this fall, a series of community meetings with local residents and design experts will explore approaches to infrastructure design and placement within the community. Details will be released in the coming weeks.


About the Sonoran Institute

Founded in 1990, the Sonoran Institute’s mission is to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them. We work at the nexus of commerce, community, and conservation to help people in the North American West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the values that brought them here. We envision a West where civil dialogue and collaboration are hallmarks of decision making, where people and wildlife live in harmony, and where clean water, air, and energy are assured. For more information visit: