2012 Annual Report - Crossroads
Crossroads are an exciting place to be. Not only do they offer the prospect of change, but they also represent the power of choice. Even if difficult, the decision is ours to make, the challenge ours to meet.
Mission and Vision
The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. Facing rapid change, communities in the West value their natural and cultural resources, which support resilient environmental and economic systems.
Founded in 1990, the Sonoran Institute helps communities conserve and restore those resources and manage growth and change through collaboration, civil dialogue, sound information, practical solutions and big-picture thinking.
Our passion is to help shape the future of the West with:
- Healthy Landscapes that support native plants and wildlife, diverse habitat, open spaces, clean energy and water, and fresh air.
- Livable communities where people embrace conservation to protect quality of life today and in the future.
- Vibrant economies that support prosperous communities, diverse opportunities for residents, productive working landscapes and stewardship of the natural world.
The Sonoran Institute is a nonprofit organization with offices in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona; Bozeman, Montana; Glenwood Springs, Colorado and Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.