Water for the Santa Cruz River Ecosystem

Bringing water from the Conservation Effluent Pool into action. Good news broke last March at Santa Cruz River Research Days: Pima County received approval to permanently allocate water to sustain river flows benefiting… MORE ›

Mensaje más reciente del director ejecutivo

Una organización resiliente Atravesando la peor crisis del mundo, el Sonoran Institute logra resultados sobresalientes. Cuando llegué como CEO del Sonoran Institute durante la pandemia a fines de septiembre de 2020, tuve la… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

A Resilient Organization Straight through the world’s worst crisis, the Sonoran Institute achieves outstanding results. When I arrived as CEO of the Sonoran Institute during the pandemic at the end of September 2020,… MORE ›

In the Seat of Restoration

Interviewing the people closest to the Colorado River Delta restoration The Colorado River Delta is a place where nature is returning to life in extraordinary ways, especially with the regular deliveries of water… MORE ›

Water is on the Way: The travelogue completes

We continue to follow the path of the water being delivered to the Colorado River Delta. From the first irrigation gate being opened to seeing the water rejuvenate our restoration sites the water… MORE ›

Kids playing in the flowing Colorado River at Vado Carranza in the Mexicali Valley. July 2021.
Celebrando los flujos de agua en el delta

¡Ha pasado un tiempo desde nuestra última actualización sobre las entregas de agua que fluyen en el delta del río Colorado! El 1 de mayo, los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos comenzaron… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

Value Nature More As the temperatures rise in my new home of Tucson, climate change, fire and drought are impacting communities across the Colorado River Basin from the Rocky Mountains to the Delta… MORE ›

Mensaje más reciente del director ejecutivo

Valorando más a la naturaleza A medida que aumentan las temperaturas en mi nuevo hogar de Tucson, el cambio climático, los incendios y la sequía están afectando a las comunidades a lo largo… MORE ›

Crónica: Los flujos de primavera van rumbo al mar

El agua fluye en el delta Algo especial empezó el 1o de mayo de 2021. Los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos acordaron empezar a hacer entregas de agua específicamente para el medioambiente del Delta del río… MORE ›

Spring Flows are Headed to the Sea: A travelogue

Water is flowing in the Delta Something special began May 1, 2021. The governments of Mexico and the United States agreed to begin delivering water specifically for the environment of the Colorado River… MORE ›

Trash. It’s pervasive and pernicious.

It’s one of your pet peeves, and ours too! As every visitor to the Santa Cruz River knows, trash is a persistent environmental issue. Our community has long brought up trash as something… MORE ›

A Recap of Research Days

“Many different research projects are working in tandem to create a better environment for the natural world, but also for the one we carve out for ourselves.” Santa Cruz River Research Days brings together… MORE ›

Filming the Colorado

The life source of the West seen through film The Colorado River is an amazing force of nature and a crucial resource for life in the West, but we all know that words… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

The Colorado River Gives Life Now we must give life back to the Colorado River. The Colorado River has been a life source for centuries. As the most iconic river in the West,… MORE ›