2040 Vision

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Strategic Framework

For the last 25 years, we have been successfully helping people in the West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the West that brought them here. Discover our vision for our next 25 years. 

Our Letter to You

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Arizona Public Media

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I-11 Corridor Initiative

In a recent PBS piece, our Sun Corridor Program Director talks about Sonoran's involvement in the project's development. He goes on to discuss the Environmental Impact Statement process and the critical concept of integrated infrastructure. As always, it is vitally important that stakeholders work together from start to finish.

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EPA Clean Power Plan

The Sonoran Institute prepares a statement on today's release of the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Rules in order to discuss the platform for our study to be released next month. We will reveal how large-scale solar can do far more in meeting the EPA's emissions targets than originally envisioned in the rule.

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2013 Annual Report - Connections


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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Careers at the Sonoran Institute

Do you have passion for the environment and like to work with people? Are you looking to make a positive and lasting contribution to the world we live in? Are you interested in working in an energetic, creative and entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that is fast-emerging as one of the leading voices on conservation and smart growth issues in western North America? If so, the Sonoran Institute may be the right place for you.

As the Institute continues to expand across the West, from Mexico to Montana, we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining some of the best professionals in the field today. Click here to learn more about our approach, our mission and our vision for the West.

Open Positions:
The Sonoran Institute is accepting applications for the positions listed below. Click the position to view the job description.

Communications Specialist

Website Editor and Media Relations Intern (Apply)

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44 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 350
Tucson. Arizona 85701
Tel: 520.290.0828, ext. 1128
Fax: 520.917.5004

Benefits Package:
The Institute offers employees an excellent and comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and retirement savings, among others. See the Sonoran Institute Benefits Summary for more information.


The Sonoran Institute is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.