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 

Contacts - Sun Corridor Legacy

Ian Dowdy
Sun Corridor Legacy Program Director

602-393-4310 x 308

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Home Where We Work Arizona Sun Corridor Legacy

Envision, Engage, Enhance

The “Sun Corridor” refers to Arizona’s megapolitan area stretching from Nogales in the south to Prescott in the north, with Phoenix at its core.  Being the fastest-growing region in the Intermountain West brings serious challenges for the region’s future. Sonoran Institute’s expertise in land use planning, smart growth, and resource management; our conviction that environmental protection and economic prosperity are compatible; and our collaborative, community-focused approach, uniquely position the Sun Corridor Program to advance a vision for a sustainable and prosperous region in Central and Southern Arizona. We enlist the following strategies to achieve that vision:

1) Envision a future that responds to the need for prosperity and an improved quality of life;
2) Engage diverse cultures and points of view in decision-making and environmental issues; and 
3) Enhance our community by promoting conservation of limited natural resources.

Visit the Sun Corridor pages below to learn more about our projects and find out how we translate our strategies into actions. Your financial support and involvement in the responsible growth of our region and conservation of precious resources are greatly appreciated.

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Ian Dowdy
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Director, Sun Corridor Legacy Program


What's New

Military Mission Preservation      30-52 Corridor Report      Living River Report

AALC      I-11 Corridor Report      White Tank Mtns Conservancy      


Current Projects

Healthy Communities      Large Landscape Conservation      Renewalble Energy

Santa Cruz River      Smart Infrustructure      State Trust Lands

Sustainable Growth  Devel      Water Initiatives



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