Community Builders


Webinar Series

Building Communities Through Transportation: The Role of Placemaking in Transportation Planning

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Delta Update Report

Francisco at Morelos Dam


Initial Progress Report

Research shows that the historic pulse flow into the Colorado River Delta was a success.

Annual Report



The Power of Connections

Connecting. It is what distinguishes our unique and successful approach to conservation and community development in the West.

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New Report


Preserving Arizona's Military Mission

This report analyzes use of a new framework for balancing development in remote areas in an effort to retain the state's $9 billion-a-year military economy while preserving open space on federal lands.

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New Report

 LR Cover 2015

The Lower Santa Cruz River

This second assessment of wetland conditions along the Lower Santa Cruz River provides a summary of the initial improvements after the upgrade of the two wastewater reclamation facilities that release effluent into the river.

New Report


An Analysis of the West-Wide Corridor 30-52

Sonoran Institute provides a thorough evaluation of a promising transmission corridor that can connect Arizona's emerging renewable energy economy with markets in Arizona and California.

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In the News


Bringing Life Back to the Delta

"The restoration of the Colorado River Delta is important not only for wildlife, but for the people and the socioeconomic benefits" - Francisco Zamora

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New Mobility West

Anaconda video


On the Ground - Anaconda, MT

Find out how we are helping Anaconda, Montana to increase tourism and build quality of life using transportation ideas.

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2014 Accomplishments



Major Results Across the West

Your contributions this year helped the Sonoran Institute to achieve some major accomplishments.

2014 Accomplishments

Where We Work

Arizona California Colorado Idaho Mexico - Delta Montana Westwide Work Wyoming




Narrated by Robert Redford, Renewal captures the breathtaking and historic surge of water that was released into the Colorado River in the Spring of 2014. The new water created, once again, a river to the sea. Original music soundtrack by Halcyonaire. For more information on the efforts to save and restore life to the Delta, go to:

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