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Highways and Wildlife - Montana

How can we better protect vital wildlife corridors as population and housing grows?

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"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."

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A Living River - Arizona

A new report charts the health of the Lower Santa Cruz River in Arizona.

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Stephanie Sklar is our New CEO

The Sonoran Institute Board of Directors has selected Stephanie Sklar as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Stephanie will join the Institute on October 13, 2014

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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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November 18, 2014
Hosted by our Western Lands & Communities program, this FREE webinar, Assessing Community Vulnerability and Risk to Climate Impact, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Noon Mountain Time. Find out more and register today

November 6, 2014
The Sonoran Institute's New Mobility West project team is in Boise, Idaho today and tomorrow doing a workshop with local officials. Learn more about New Mobility West

November 3, 2014
Great Arizona Republic story on our newest conservation effort in Arizona, the White Tanks, just West of Phoenix. Read the story

October 31, 2014
If you missed our webinar last Wednesday, Healthy Design Makes a Difference, the presentation is now available online. Find it here

October 24, 2014
Our Fall edition of FETCH is out, with all the news thats fit to print on SCOTie, our online resource for best community practices in the West. Read FETCH 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:

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