Central Arizona Conservation Alliance

We support organizations and the people of Arizona to protect and care for natural, open spaces that serve our communities and protect the habitat of the Sonoran Desert in Central Arizona.

Discover Our Strategy

Why Are Open Spaces Important?

Maricopa County open spaces are at the heart of what makes the Valley special, drawing visitors to our small businesses, providing locals and tourists with places to explore and enjoy, while elevating the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. As the region grows, we are actively finding ways for these spaces to expand to serve more people and maintain healthy desert habitats for future generations. 

Our Campaign Goals

Protect & Connect

Protect & Connect

Create a holistic network of desert plant and animal habitats while providing people with safe, connected and thriving open spaces to enjoy.

Sustain & Restore

Sustain & Restore

Ensure protected and non-protected lands are managed, promote biodiversity, sustainable recreation and future growth.

Love & Support

Love & Support

Build strong relationships and a network of advocacy by connecting people with the beauty and importance of the Sonoran Desert.

Coordinate & Elevate

Coordinate & Elevate

Ensure and amplify regional open space collaboration, coordination, management and conservation success.

Upcoming Events

May EcoQuest: Search for Stinknet!

May 1 - 31, 2020
Partner Event

Join the Metro Phoenix EcoFlora for May's EcoQuest: Search for Stinknet! Help find and map as much Stinknet as possible. This month's EcoQuest is a partnership with the Desert Defenders program.

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Stay@Home Speaker Series: Coyotes Friends or Foes?

Jun 2, 2020

Coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded their historic range to now occupy most major cities in North America. But how have these animals been so successful? In this talk, we will discuss how the resilience of coyotes has allowed them to move throughout North America.

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Monsoon Gardening: Food Plants

Jun 24, 2020
Partner Event

Join Strategic Habitat Enhancements and native gardener Laura Neff for a free webinar about monsoon food garden in the low desert!

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Our work would not be possible without the generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. We are deeply grateful for their long-standing commitment to CAZCA and our mission.

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Get Involved

Whether you love to hike or just want to smell the desert roses, CAZCA has a way for you to get involved in the preservation of the Sonoran Desert.

CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!
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