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.

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

Read our 2040 Vision 

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Francisco Zamora, Ph.D.
Program Director
520-290-0828, ext. 1137

Edith Santiago
Project Manager (Mexicali office)
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Restore, Renew, Reconnect

Since 1960, the Colorado River has not regularly flowed to the sea, causing its delta to gradually wither to less than 10% of its original size. And yet, after more than fifteen years of building partnerships across borders, collaborative research, and pilot restoration projects, a new vision for the Colorado River Delta has arisen from the remains of a devastated ecosystem.

The Sonoran Institute’s Colorado River Delta Program is leading efforts to:

1) Restore marsh, riparian, and estuarine habitat in the Delta through on-the-ground restoration projects.
2) Renew individual and community relationships with the river and promote long-term stewardship through community engagement; and
3) Reconnect the Colorado River with the sea by developing innovative mechanisms to secure water for the Delta.

Now, more than ever, our vision to restore life to the Delta is within reach. We hope you will join us in our efforts to restore this globally significant ecosystem for the benefit of wildlife, communities, and economies in the region.

Read more about our current projects and how you can get involved in restoring the Delta.




Francisco Zamora
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Director, Colorado River Delta Program


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