Preserving Western Beauty – May 08

It is considering designating millions of US-owned acres as a permanent conservation system.Reporter Faye Bowers describes her trip to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert National Monument.Sonoran Desert National Monument, Ariz. – This swath of desert… MORE ›

Regional Planning Urged for Teton Area – May 08

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – “Spillover” growth from booming Jackson Hole, Wyo., is creating both opportunities and challenges for surrounding counties and an urgent need for “serious and substantial discussions” about their common interests, according… MORE ›

Wyoming Partnership Receives Grant – April 08

Grant to Partnership for Wyoming’s Future will help communities manage growth CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A $10,000 grant will fund growth-related research, training and technical assistance for Wyoming’s communities. The Partnership for Wyoming’s Future… MORE ›

Montana Town Cancels Talk on Climate Change

School authorities’ cancellation of a talk that a Nobel laureate climate researcher was to have given to high school students has deeply divided this small farming and ranching town at the base of… MORE ›

Mountain: Metal or Moguls? – January 08

 A Sonoran Institute study highlights issues associated with the emerging new economy in Crested Butte, Colorado. Click here to read more.

Development Done Right

Last Friday I had the honor of being the dinner speaker at the celebration of the publication of a new book. Sponsored by the Sonoran Institute, the book – Building From the Best… MORE ›

Tucson – Proposition 200 Misses the Mark

It is likely that the Tucson metropolitan area will continue to grow. Limiting growth within Tucson’s water service area will cause development to happen elsewhere in Pima County.  Exporting the city’s growth problems… MORE ›

Luther Propst praises work of Beartooth forum

A trickle of water might save estuaryThe Colorado River Delta was once a watery labyrinth of willow thickets, mesquite and cottonwood, bigger than the state of Rhode Island and teeming with bird and… MORE ›

Sonoran director praises work of Beartooth forum

Luther Propst, co-founder and executive director of the Sonoran Institute, which promotes community decisions that respect the land and people of the West, recently wrote of the lessons learned from Red Lodge in… MORE ›

Nevada Public Radio show about the Colorado River Delta

Upriver efficiencies on the Colorado River are causing downstream pressure for farmers around Mexicali in Baja California, Mexico. Sonoran Institute’s Francisco Zamora in included in the interview. Interviews with:– Matt Jenkins, West Coast… MORE ›

Final Mining Study Release 2008 – February 07

Institute Urges Caution on Proposed Rosemont MineStudy of economic impacts released TUCSON, Arizona — Even a small decrease in tourism-related spending due to mining operations in southeastern Pima County would greatly outweigh economic… MORE ›

2008 Building From The Best Awards – February 07

Innovative Projects Win Building from the Best AwardsCeremony Set for March 8 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort TUCSON, Arizona – The Sonoran Institute has named seven design, development and building projects in Pima… MORE ›

Nina Chambers quoted in The Economist

Prosperity comes to the mountains DURING the property frenzy of 2004 to early last year, cities such as Miami and San Francisco got most of the attention. But no housing market was more… MORE ›