Bugs and Brews at Playground Bar & Lounge

6:00 P.M. – 9 P.M.  FREE EVENT / FAMILY FRIENDLY  You’ve likely heard about dragonflies along the Santa Cruz River, but did you know we have fireflies too? Join Sonoran Institute’s Santa Cruz… MORE ›

Días de Investigación del Río Santa Cruz

Este evento GRATUITO es un lugar para aprender sobre los esfuerzos de investigación y conservación mientras exploras los recursos naturales y culturales del río Santa Cruz. A través de presentaciones, paneles y discusiones… MORE ›

Water is on the Way: The travelogue completes

We continue to follow the path of the water being delivered to the Colorado River Delta. From the first irrigation gate being opened to seeing the water rejuvenate our restoration sites the water… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

The Colorado River Gives Life Now we must give life back to the Colorado River. The Colorado River has been a life source for centuries. As the most iconic river in the West,… MORE ›

Water for the Environment

A lot can be done with just a little water Water is precious in the Colorado River system. It’s refreshing to dip your feet in a creek fed by spring’s snowmelt, but what… MORE ›

Capturing our Annual Fish Survey

On November 13, Sonoran Institute coordinated the annual fish survey at four locations along the Santa Cruz to determine which species are currently in the river. This multi-partner effort included staff from Arizona… 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 ›

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 ›

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.

Message from the CEO and Board Chair

Collaboration Leads to Benefits We Share Throughout the West Dear Friends, Thanks to you, this has been another year of exciting accomplishments. At the Sonoran Institute, we understand that people arrive at conservation… MORE ›

Laguna Grande, a Comeback Story

“We will be able to take what we have learned in Laguna Grande and apply it on a larger scale, throughout the entire river corridor and beyond.” —Karen Schlatter, associate director of the… MORE ›