Santa Cruz River Story
"Revisiting the Dry River"
"It doesn’t take much imagination to unwind our long history here in this very valley—hunter, forager, farmer, consumer—and see how we all have relied on one pale blue thread in a vast desert place. The Santa Cruz River, our home."
"The Day We Set the Colorado River Free"
It's been more than 50 years since the Colorado River regularly reached the sea. But this spring, the U.S. and Mexico let the water storm through its natural delta for a grand experiment in ecological restoration.
Visit Our Sister Sites
Under the Influence: How Policy Tilts the Land Use and Development Market
On August 27th, Community Builders will identify and discuss key policies–such as land-use regulations and infrastructure investments–that shape the location and type of development that we see in our communities.
A Brief History
We may think that a fair and balanced market determines the way our neighborhoods are built, but the real story is quite different. Community Builders' eight-part series of illustrated essays takes a look at how, and why, suburbia is being subsidized via outdated policies and regulations.
Where We Work
On August 18, 2014, the Sonoran Institute facilitated a meeting on the Impact of Climate Change; Preparedness in the Latino Community. Click here to find out more
STATE TRUST LANDS
The Summer 2014 edition of our Building Trust newsletter is out! Check it out today
Introducing our newest project, New Mobility West. Great communities require great transportation. Find out more today
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: