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 ›

Water for the Environment

A lot can be done with just a little water Water is precious in the Colorado River system. It’s refreshing to dip your feet in a creek fed by spring’s snowmelt, but what… MORE ›

Agua para el medioambiente

Podemos hacer mucho con solo un poco de agua El agua es muy preciada para el ecosistema del río Colorado Es refrescante remojarse los pies en un arroyo alimentado por el deshielo primaveral,… MORE ›

Native Fish Make Six-mile Journey Down River

When you flush your toilet, you’re helping the recovery of native aquatic species. That may seem strange but let us explain. We’ve written about one of these species here before: the Gila topminnow.… MORE ›

Gunnison County Team. Pictured: David Baumgarten, Ashley Bembenek, Will Dujardin, Janet Farmer, Russ Forrest, Roland Mason, Julie Nania, Rachel Sabbato, with workshop facilitators, Faith Sternlieb, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy and Danielle McPherson, WaterNow Alliance
Teamwork Protects Water Resources

“We’re all in this together” is a spirit that has long sustained the communities of Gunnison County in western Colorado. Nestled in the Rockies and surrounded by national forests, Gunnison Valley is several… MORE ›

An Expanded Role for Darcy Hill

Sonoran Institute Names Darcy Hill Senior Director of Development and Marketing Darcy Hill, who has been with us for only a year, is taking on an expanded role for the Sonoran Institute as… MORE ›

Darcy Hill es promovida

Sonoran Institute nombra a Darcy Hill directora senior de Desarrollo y Marketing Darcy Hill, quien colabora con nosotros desde hace solamente un año, asumirá un cargo más amplio en Sonoran Institute, como directora… MORE ›

What is Resilience?

A resilient system will keep working, and even positively adapt, when faced with immediate shocks or long-term stressors. Nearly a year into this pandemic and my only regular outings are to the trailhead… MORE ›

Capturing our Annual Fish Survey

On November 13, Sonoran Institute coordinated the annual fish survey at four locations along the Santa Cruz to determine which species are currently in the river. This multi-partner effort included staff from Arizona… MORE ›

Helping Gila Topminnow Swim Home

In 2015, we found about a dozen endangered Gila topminnow in the Santa Cruz River near Tubac. If you had told me then, that in 2020 I would help catch hundreds of the… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

A Clear Mandate for Nature More people voted in this year’s election than the last 100 years. Now is the time to hold elected officials accountable for promises to conserve Nature. The 2020… MORE ›

Flowing water in Denver, Colorado
Planning for an Uncertain Future around Water

In the arid West, there is much uncertainty around water. Falling water supplies. Growing cities and towns. Competing needs of farmers, cities, and tribes. Having enough water for wildlife.   These factors underscore that we live in a world rife with uncertainty—who would have guessed we… MORE ›

Mensaje más reciente del director ejecutivo

Conservación basada en la comunidad y canoas mágicas Uno de los pilares del Sonoran Institute es su dedicación a la colaboración, pero no cualquier tipo de colaboración. La verdadera colaboración en la que… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

Community-based Conservation & Magic Canoes One of the bedrocks of the Sonoran Institute is its dedication to collaboration. Not just any collaboration. True collaboration where we achieve goals together that we could never… MORE ›

The River Gave us Life

An interview with Antonia Torres, Cucapah The Colorado River Delta is home to many diverse groups of people. With many stories to tell about the rich cultures and environment here in the Delta,… MORE ›