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.
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