About CAZCA

What We Do

The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) was founded in 2012 as an ongoing initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Together with regional partners, CAZCA developed a long-term strategy for the preservation of Maricopa County’s open spaces to support a healthy ecosystem and provide beautiful, safe open spaces for recreation, education, and relaxation.

Vision

We envision a sustainable preserve system that supports healthy ecosystems and provides beautiful, safe open spaces for healthy communities.

Mission

To lead community engagement, collaboration, and strategy to protect, restore, and promote desert open spaces in the Central Arizona region.

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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Steering Committee

Juanita Armstrong-Ullberg

Juanita Armstrong

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

Juanita Armstrong

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

Kristen Busby

Urban Land Institute Arizona

Kristen Busby

Urban Land Institute Arizona

R.J. Cardin

R.J. Cardin

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

R.J. Cardin

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

Dan Gruber

Dan Gruber

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Dan Gruber

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Chris Jacques

City of Peoria

Chris Jacques

City of Peoria

Kim McCue

Kim McCue

Desert Botanical Garden

Kim McCue

Desert Botanical Garden

Helen Rowe

Helen Rowe

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Helen Rowe

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

John Sefton Jr.

John Sefton Jr.

City of Peoria Parks and Recreation Department

John Sefton Jr.

City of Peoria Parks and Recreation Department

John Shepard

John Shepard

Sonoran Institute

John Shepard

Sonoran Institute

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Sonoran Institute

Amanda Smith

Sonoran Institute

Deb Sydenham

Urban Land Institute Arizona

Deb Sydenham

Urban Land Institute Arizona

Get In Touch

Have a question for our team or want to find ways to get involved?

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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