Other Reports

Raise the River Accomplishments Report Cover May 2016
Raise the River: Report of Accomplishments (May 2016)
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Raise the River is a unique partnership of U.S. and Mexican non-governmental organizations committed to reviving the Colorado River Delta. Sonoran Institute is one of the founding members of the partnership. This progress report focuses on the activities necessary to support environmental restoration for benefit of the people and wildlife of the Delta.

California Mining Report (10.27.15)
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This report explores the economic contribution of mining in the California Desert and assesses the impact of the proposed California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act (CDCRA) of 2015 on mining activities in the region. The report concludes that the legislation will have minimal impact on mining and builds on the natural and cultural attractions that have been significant drivers of the regional economy for the past four decades.

California Mining Report Fact Sheet (10.27.15)
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Fact sheet to accompany California Mining Report. Research by the Sonoran Institute finds that the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act (CDCRA) of 2015 will have minimal impact on mining operations in San Bernardino County. The legislation will also enhance the natural and cultural attractions that have been significant drivers of the regional economy for the past 4 decades.

California Mining Report Summary (10.27.15)
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A condensed version of our full California Mining Report. This report explores the economic contribution of mining in the California Desert and assesses the impact of the proposed California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act (CDCRA) of 2015 on mining activities in the region.

2040 VISION: Bold Plans for the Changing West
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While we can’t predict the future, we can aspire to a certain type of future, one that draws on the lessons learned through 25 years of experience shaping the future of the West.