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 ›
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 ›
Phoenix residents overwhelmingly approve measure to acquire urban green space. Opinion piece by the Arizona Republic. Click here to read more.
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 ›
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 ›
A Sonoran Institute study highlights issues associated with the emerging new economy in Crested Butte, Colorado. Click here to read more.
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
The 190 miles that stand between Treasure County and Gallatin County don’t even begin to measure the gulf between them. These two of Montana’s 56 counties tell divergent stories about the state. Treasure… MORE ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›