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

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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.

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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.

Read more about our 2013 Annual Report

Home Where We Work Colorado River Delta Legacy Program News & Updates

News & Updates

February 2012 - The End of a River?  A Source-to-Sea Journey Down the Colorado River
Over the past 108 days, we've paddled more than 1,600 miles down the Colorado River and its longest tributary, the Green River. Our journey is part of Colorado College's State of the Rockies Project, an outreach research effort which this year focuses on environmental issues surrounding the Colorado River Basin.  Click here to read the article.

November 2011 - Not All Rivers Reach the Sea
When the conservation writer Jonathan Waterman decided to investigate the health of the Colorado River, he took it to extremes. In the spring of 2008, he packed up his supplies and set out on a 1,450-mile expedition down the Colorado, the first documented source-to-sea journey along the river.  Read the complete article.

April 2010—Colorado River Water Rights
Under a longstanding treaty, the Colorado River irrigates 3 million acres of farmland and supplies water to 30 million people in the United States and Mexico.” Published by Public Radio International’s The World. Read the complete article.

April 2010—Researchers Study Effect of Yuma Desalting Plant on Cienega de Santa Clara
A binational team is studying whether running the Yuma Desalting Plant will affect Mexico's Cienega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Colorado River Delta.” Published by redOrbit. Read the complete article.

March 2010—Just Add Water: Colorado Delta Resurrects
“Once written off, the Delta of the Colorado River has found a hardy band of NGOs and local governments willing to sweat to keep it wet.” Published by Miller-McCune. Read the complete article.

September 2009—Eyes Turn to Mexico as Drought Drags On
“The Southwest drought has reached the point where even drain water is coveted.” Published by The New York Times. Read the complete article.