2014 Annual Report
25 Years Strong, Shaping Our West
For over 25 years, Sonoran Institute has been a pioneer in efforts to unite and celebrate the best of Western culture, history, nature and urban spaces by making connections, seeking practical solutions and promoting long-term sustainability. View and download our 2014 Annual Report to see all that we've done up through 2014 and what we plan on doing as we move forward.
Welcome to the Sonoran Institute Media Room
The Sonoran Institute’s media room is an online resource for journalists to learn more about our work that is shaping the future of the North American West. Since 1991, the Institute has been pioneering the use of collaborative conservation to achieve real results in community projects from Mexico to Montana.
Recent News Releases:
Tucson, ARIZONA – In partnership with other Western states, U.S. Representatives from Arizona today introduced in Congress a proposal to establish a pilot project for leasing public land for renewable energy development. The bill, The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013, would use revenues from development leasing on public land to provide funds to local communities, and to specifically fund local conservation projects and the restoration of wildlife habitat.
Bozeman, MONTANA – The Sonoran Institute announced that four local nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $25,000 in funding support for developing creative regional conservation-related planning projects. The Gallatin Area Planning (GAP) Grants support local organizations that help Gallatin-area communities plan for growth in a way that respects the people and the land of the area.
Tucson, ARIZONA - The Sonoran Institute Board of Directors today announced that it has appointed Maria Baier, Arizona State Land Commissioner, as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective December 3, 2012
San Diego, CA - After years of sporadic negotiations, U.S. and Mexican officials Tuesday are set to sign a major agreement aimed at improving binational cooperation over the Colorado River. “This a major accomplishment for everyone who has worked to restore habitat in the delta and for the local communities who benefit," said Francisco Zamora, director of the Colorado River Delta Legacy Project for the Sonoran Institute.
Past News Releases:
- 2011 News Releases
- 2010 News Releases