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 

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.

Read the News Release

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Contacts - Delta

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

Edith Santiago
Project Manager (Mexicali office)
Home Where We Work Mexico - Colorado River Delta

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


What's New

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Current Projects

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