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. 

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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.

Read the News Release

Contacts - Southwest

Ian Dowdy
Sun Corridor Legacy Program
Program Director

602-393-4310 ext. 308

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The Sonoran Institute traces its roots to the Southwest’s arid lands and fragile Sonoran Desert where it began working more than 15 years ago to bring about lasting conservation and prosperity to local communities. The Institute’s multi-faceted, long-term efforts in this area – dominated today by Arizona’s burgeoning Sun Corridor – seek to promote regional solutions to balancing rapid growth with the need for open space and creating sustainable water and energy sources for future generations.

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News & Updates

Public news service credit City of GoodyearApril 29, 2013 - Bill to Benefit AZ Wildlife, Military introduced by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva. Hear the story about HR 1799 on Public News Service. Download HR 1799.



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April 24, 2013 - Report Calls for Increased Protection of Lands near Arizona's Military Facilities. A new report by the Sonoran Institute and the Arizona Wilderness Coalition analyzes the critical relationship between land use and military installations in western Maricopa County and how conservation can help sustain Arizona's $9 billion military industry.

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IanHorizon SDHAugust 2012 - Ted Simons of Arizona Horizon Interviews Ian Dowdy on the Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal.


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