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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Contacts - Santa Cruz River

Claire Zugmeyer

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Ian Dowdy
Sun Corridor Program Director

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Santa Cruz River Watershed


Santa Cruz River Initiative Overview


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Santa Cruz River Featured Video

Reclaiming an Oasis in the Desert
Tony Paniagua, Arizona Public Media 

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Home Where We Work Arizona Santa Cruz River River of the Month

River of the Month Series

Each month during Arizona’s centennial year, the "River of the Month" series profiles a different river in celebration of the state’s precious natural resources. From the mighty Colorado to the smallest ephemeral streams, these waterways have supported Arizona’s people and places for thousands of years. With good stewardship and thoughtful planning, they will continue to flow into Arizona’s next 100 years.

The series is produced by Environmental Defense Fund, Sonoran Institute, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, and Western Resource Advocates.

 Profiles are listed chronologically - Download by clicking on the river photo.


Agua Fria River - February 2013


Aravaipa Creek - January 2013


Fossil Creek - December 2012


San Francisco River - November 2012    


San Pedro River - October 2012           


Verde River - September 2012


Gila River - August 2012


Bill Williams River - July 2012


Santa Cruz River - June 2012


Little Colorado River - May 2012


Salt River - April 2012


Colorado River - March 2012