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.

The Alliance

CAZCA functions through extensive partnerships which leverage the many talents of organizations throughout Arizona and beyond for the creation and care of open, natural spaces in Central Arizona.

  • Arizona Department of Water Resources
  • Arizona Game and Fish Department
  • Arizona Native Plant Society
  • Arizona Parks and Recreation Association
  • Arizona State University School of Community Resources and Development
  • Arizona State University Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
  • Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Arizona State University School of Life Sciences
  • Audubon Arizona
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • CAP LTER
  • Center for the Future of Arizona
  • City of Buckeye Community Services Department
  • City of Glendale Community Services Department
  • City of Peoria Community Services Department
  • City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Department
  • Cultivate South Phoenix (CUSP) Spaces of Opportunity
  • Desert Foothills Land Trust
  • Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
  • Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • Okanogan Trail Construction, Inc.
  • Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council
  • Phoenix Parks Foundation
  • Phoenix Weedwackers
  • Pima County Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation
  • Pinal County Open Spaces and Trails
  • Plant Atlas Project of Arizona
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • Save Our Mountains Foundation
  • Signature Botanica, L.L.C.
  • Sonoran Institute
  • Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center
  • Southwest Society of Botanical Artists
  • Superstition Area Land Trust
  • The Center for Native and Urban Wildlife
  • The Desert Botanical Garden (Hosting Institution)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The North Mountain Visitor Center
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • USFS Tonto National Forest
  • White Tank Mountains Conservancy

 

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.

Nina Mason Pulliam charitable trust logo

Steering Committee

Juanita Armstrong-Ullberg

Juanita Armstrong-Ullberg

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

Juanita Armstrong-Ullberg

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department

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

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

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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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