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

Speaker Series: Greenprint Introduction

March 16, 2021

Join us for an introduction and training to our Greenprint, our mapping tool designed to bridge the gap between various sectors and facilitate the inclusion of natural resource data and community development in decision-making.

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Desert Defender March Removals

March 2021
Partner Event

Join the Desert Defender program for one of the March removal events occurring at various Maricopa County regional parks. These pulling events will focus on manually removing invasive plants of concern.

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March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders

March 2021
ecoquest

Join the March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders. Find and map as many wildflowers as possible! Wildflower season is a cherished phenomenon in the Sonoran Desert. Observations can provide information on populations, potential impacts and build appreciation of these natural wonders.

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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.