California Mining Report Fact Sheet (10.27.15)

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.

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California Mining Report Summary (10.27.15)

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.

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2015 Audited Financial Statements

Financial Statements and Supplemental Schedules as of and for the year ended June 30, 2015 (with summarized comparative totals for the year ended June 30, 2014)

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Mutual Benefit: Preserving Arizona’s Military Mission and the Value of Publicly-Owned Lands

Over the past two decades, the United States Military has paid greater attention to the management and stewardship of Arizona’s natural resources. Two primary reasons for these actions are: (1) military bases must preserve the realism of battlefield conditions on-the-ground; and (2) military bases must protect the integrity of their military mission from pressures posed by encroachment.

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Colorado River Delta Program Summary — Spring 2015 update

Water, life, and hope are returning to the Delta. In conjunction with the historic binational agreement Minute 319, we are leading efforts to 1) restore natural habitat through on-the ground restoration projects; 2) renew individual and community relationships with the river and promote long-term stewardship through community engagement; and 3) reconnect the Colorado River with the sea by developing innovative mechanisms to secure water for the Delta.

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ReStore – 06.2014

Workshop participants identified several alternative approaches for further study. For example, alternative compensation schemes including annual payments or royalty payments merited much discussion. There was also interest in new approaches to landowner negotiations,… MORE ›

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ReStore Summary – 06.2014

In the Rocky Mountain West, as in other parts of the United States, people’s attitudes about where they want to live, work, shop and play are changing.  The Sonoran Institute’s 2013 report, RESET:… MORE ›

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2013 Annual Report – Connections

It is the essence, the history, the heartbeat of the Sonoran Institute. It is what distinguishes our unique approach to conservation and community development. And after 24 years of engaging with communities from… MORE ›

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