An Update From Our CEO

I want to thank each and every one of you for the critical role you play in making our work possible. This past year demonstrated that with perseverance and dedication we will thrive.… MORE ›

Welcome to the Laguna Grande Interpretive Center

Collaboration made it possible Have you ever seen how an ant colony moves at full-speed around their hill? They might look frantic and confused but also completely unstoppable? That was us, the Sonoran… MORE ›

Message from the CEO and Board Chair

Collaboration Leads to Benefits We Share Throughout the West Dear Friends, Thanks to you, this has been another year of exciting accomplishments. At the Sonoran Institute, we understand that people arrive at conservation… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

I recently returned from Denver, where the temperatures were soaring far above average. My flight from Tucson gave me a bird’s-eye view of the fires impacting the communities surrounding Durango—further evidence of climate… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

We’re Dedicated to Helping Communities Live Their Values Change happens in communities by bringing people together, identifying shared values and finding common ground, which is what the Sonoran Institute does best. You and… MORE ›

What Does Water Taste Like?

Do you remember what water tasted like as a kid? For me, it’s a very vivid taste; and, I’m surprised about how many memories of drinking water I have! There were rules, of… MORE ›

Message from the CEO and Board Chair

Every challenge we address today is a step towards the future we envision Dear Friends, We are so grateful to you, the Sonoran Institute family of partners, donors and volunteers. Thank you for making… MORE ›

From Ghost River to Living River

The Tucson All Souls Procession is moving this year and I couldn’t be happier. This year’s route will parallel a stretch of our Santa Cruz River. In my mind, there is no better… MORE ›

Q&A: California Desert Military Report

 In June, 2017 we released a report looking at the various ways military missions and environmental health are intertwined in the California Desert region. This report provides a framework to local communities, conservation organizations,… MORE ›

Earthworks on the Colorado River

“You know how they say, ‘You can’t love what you don’t know?’ Well, this is why we need to reach out to people who don’t know what the deal with the river is.… MORE ›

Conservation from the Sky

The wonderful world of nonprofits is, for me, a never-ending series of exhilarating challenges. I go to work every day and know I’m helping to make a difference. The best days are when… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

The first three months of 2017 have flown by, and while events across the globe have been rapidly unfolding and often distracting or enthralling depending on your viewpoint, here at the Sonoran Institute… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
Our New Year’s Resolution for 2017

Dear Friend, We begin the New Year here at the Sonoran Institute with a simple message: Thank You! Thank you for your support, your dedication and your continued commitment to our North American… MORE ›