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 ›

Wickenburg Citizens Plan for the Future

For decades, Arizona has seen the positive effects of sharing an international border with Mexico. Expanded trade has a significant effect across the State as a whole; but in particular, in local communities… MORE ›

Endangered Fish Thriving in Santa Cruz River

Recycled Wastewater Vital for Ecosystem Recovery The endangered Gila topminnow, which returned to the Santa Cruz River after a 10 year absence, now appears to be thriving. The native Arizona species, listed under… MORE ›

Re-Envisioning the Upper Santa Cruz River

A few weeks ago, the Sonoran Institute hosted a meeting of stakeholders in the Upper Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona to discuss what they value about the river. The gathering is part… MORE ›