An Update From Our CEO

I want to thank each and every one of you for the critical role you play in making our work possible. This past year demonstrated that with perseverance and dedication we will thrive.… MORE ›

Celebrating a Healthy Santa Cruz River

Newly Released Living River Report Highlights Return of the Gila Topminnow The health of the Santa Cruz River continues to improve significantly. The return of aquatic wildlife to the river is proof that… MORE ›

Living River Project Receives Award

2018 National Environmental Achievement Award The Pima County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to recognize the Pima County Living River Project Steering Committee and its partners, Sonoran Institute and the United States Environmental… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

It is the season of gratitude for the year’s achievements and the setting of intentions for the year to come. Here at the Sonoran Institute we are looking back on a year of… MORE ›

What Does Water Taste Like?

Do you remember what water tasted like as a kid? For me, it’s a very vivid taste; and, I’m surprised about how many memories of drinking water I have! There were rules, of… MORE ›

From Ghost River to Living River

The Tucson All Souls Procession is moving this year and I couldn’t be happier. This year’s route will parallel a stretch of our Santa Cruz River. In my mind, there is no better… MORE ›

Conservation from the Sky

The wonderful world of nonprofits is, for me, a never-ending series of exhilarating challenges. I go to work every day and know I’m helping to make a difference. The best days are when… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
Our New Year’s Resolution for 2017

Dear Friend, We begin the New Year here at the Sonoran Institute with a simple message: Thank You! Thank you for your support, your dedication and your continued commitment to our North American… MORE ›

Endangered Fish Thriving in Santa Cruz River

Recycled Wastewater Vital for Ecosystem Recovery The endangered Gila topminnow, which returned to the Santa Cruz River after a 10 year absence, now appears to be thriving. The native Arizona species, listed under… MORE ›

Re-Envisioning the Upper Santa Cruz River

A few weeks ago, the Sonoran Institute hosted a meeting of stakeholders in the Upper Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona to discuss what they value about the river. The gathering is part… MORE ›

The Living River of Your Community

What is a river to a desert? A source of life, a safe haven for plants and animals, perhaps a place to have your next weekend picnic? How about all of those things.… MORE ›