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 ›

A Living River: Where Community and Nature Meet

Charting Santa Cruz River Conditions from Northwest Tucson to Marana – 2019 Water Year The Santa Cruz River near El Camino Del Cerro and flowing north into Marana, has been improving for almost… MORE ›

Sonoran Institute nombra nuevo director ejecutivo

Mike Zellner aporta 30 años de experiencia de liderazgo a la organización de conservación en Estados Unidos-México. TUCSON, 23 de septiembre de 2020 – Sonoran Institute, organización de conservación líder en Estados Unidos… MORE ›

Sonoran Institute Names New CEO

Mike Zellner brings 30 years of leadership experience to U.S.-Mexico conservation organization TUCSON, September 23, 2020 – The Sonoran Institute, a leading U.S.-Mexico conservation organization, has appointed Mike Zellner as Chief Executive Officer.… 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 ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

Sustaining the Legacy of Conservation Nearly 6 years ago, I had the extraordinary opportunity to accept the position of CEO of the Sonoran Institute. I had been very familiar with the Sonoran Institute… MORE ›

Statement From Our CEO and Board Chair

Sonoran Institute stands in solidarity with the Black community. The killing of Black Americans is wrong. Systemic racism must be dismantled. Black Lives Matter. We condemn the continued racial incidents targeting Black Americans… MORE ›

Delta Fieldwork Under COVID-19

March, April, and now May of 2020 have brought many changes with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re staying resilient throughout the Colorado River basin. Let’s learn how our staff in the Colorado River Delta are adapting to continue to care for Laguna… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
Her Career Improved Conservation Outcomes in the West

Stephanie Sklar, Sonoran Institute CEO announces retirement Stephanie Sklar, Chief Executive Officer at Sonoran Institute, has announced her retirement as of August 1, 2020 concluding her 35-year career devoted to natural resource, wildlife… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

I will be retiring on August 1, 2020. To me, there would never be a perfect moment to retire, because our rivers, water supplies, lands and communities living in the North American West continue to require action.