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 ›

Our Response to the 2016 Presidential Election

We, as a country, are faced with many unanswered questions after Tuesday’s presidential election. I will try briefly to answer just one…. What does the 2016 presidential election mean for the Sonoran Institute?… MORE ›

What do Minutes Have to do with Water?

  Folks have been pretty excited at the Sonoran Institute offices recently as a new scientific report for the IBWC was released with interim results from the Minute 319 pulse flow. And while… MORE ›

Celebrating the Mexicali Fluye Project

This September, the Sonoran Institute gathered with our agency partners to celebrate the Mexicali Fluye project, which is a new and innovative program that is transforming Mexicali’s drainages from dumping grounds to community… MORE ›

Desert Alive

Bor∙der (noun). A line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries. Countries, people, wildlife and even water. Edward Abbey said that there is no shortage of water in the Southwest desert but… MORE ›