Welcome to the Rincon Institute
Integrating Conservation & Community
Our mission is to protect the natural resources of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, the Rincon Valley and the Cienega Corridor by:
- Promoting environmental education;
- Conserving open space;
- Encouraging economically viable and thoughtful development, and;
- Fostering a sense of community that supports the area's unique cultural heritage.
The Rincon Institute works to integrate community and conservation. We believe that through environmental education, private and public land conservation, and scientific assessment the land, water, and wildlife of the Rincon, Vail, and Tanque Verde valleys can be preserved and protected so that future generations can appreciate and benefit from the natural heritage, beauty, and biodiversity of this region.