News Release – 8.13.2014

  “Summer’s diverse background in land-use and natural resource planning make her ideally suited to lead our Western Lands and Communities program,” said John Shepard, interim Chief Executive Officer for the Sonoran Institute.… MORE ›

News Release – 07.25.14

“Our Raise the River coalition joins communities and organizations throughout the Basin in celebrating the beautiful, life-giving Colorado River.  The binational commitment to reviving the health of the Colorado River Delta shows that… MORE ›

News Release – 5.05.14

  “We have accepted with regret Maria’s resignation as CEO,” says Bill Mitchell, chairman of the Sonoran Institute Board of Directors. “We all deeply appreciate the strong leadership, enthusiasm, and conservation experience she… MORE ›

News Release – 3.27.14

  “This is a very exciting day for both countries,” said Osvel Hinojosa, Water and Wetlands Program Director at Pronatura Noroeste, a Mexican non-profit conservation organization. “Especially for those of us who have… MORE ›

News Release – 03.19.14

  At the Research Days, the Sonoran Institute will celebrate its 25 years of involvement on the river by unveiling an online publication, State of the Santa Cruz, designed to spark community interest… MORE ›

News Release – 3.4.2014

  “How we plan for growing our transportation infrastructure is vitally important to the well-being of people and communities across our state,” said Maria Baier, chief executive officer for the Sonoran Institute. “The… MORE ›

News Release – 3.3.2014

  This historic event, stemming from the groundbreaking, multi-faceted Colorado River agreement negotiated between the U.S. and Mexico known as Minute 319, will help with efforts by the U.S. and Mexico to reestablish… MORE ›

News Release – 01-22-2014

  “Zombie subdivisions” – the living dead of the real estate market – can be reconfigured for more open space or turned over to other uses, but the far better policy is to… MORE ›

News Release – 10.9.2013

  “Wendi is the perfect fit for our organization’s ascending trajectory,” says Sonoran Institute Executive Director Maria Baier. “She comes to the Institute with a wealth of relevant experience and a true passion… MORE ›

News Release – 6.14.2013

  “We hope that it will provide more detailed information about why this project is needed, as well as how the project’s environmental impacts will be addressed,” said John Shepard, senior adviser for… MORE ›

News Release – 4.29.2013

  The legislation (H.R. 1799) is the culmination of more than six years of locally-driven effort that has built strong support across western Maricopa County from an array of conservation organizations, businesses, military… MORE ›

News Release 4.24.2013

  “Arizona has worked hard to protect lands near our military installations and in high-noise and accident potential zones,” said Dave Richins, director of the Sun Corridor Legacy Program at the Sonoran Institute.… MORE ›

Reset Housing Study Press Release – 03.13.2013

“What we are seeing is a more varied market that reflects the needs and wants of people at different stages in life, economic circumstances and lifestyle preferences,” said Clark Anderson, The Sonoran Institute’s… MORE ›