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.
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
Throughout April, which is Earth Month and Citizen Science Month, the ASU community and the entire state of Arizona is invited to participate in a citizen science project to help document flowering plants and pollinators on ASU’s Phoenix-area campuses.
Find and map as many cactus as possible. Which plants are associated with the desert more than cactus? These prickly icons can be found all over metro Phoenix, from parks to street medians. This EcoQuest is in collaboration with the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society and scientist Tania Hernandez at Desert Botanical Garden.
Apr 30 - May 3, 2021
A global effort to observe and document as much urban biodiversity as possible using iNaturalist. Anyone can get involved and share their observations anywhere from neighborhoods to local parks. This is the first year the Greater Phoenix Area will participate in the challenge, join us!
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.