resource library

CAZCA is working to ensure our partners and the rest of our community has access to CAZCA resources, emerging research, best practices and other helpful information.

CAZCA Resources

CAZCA shares or supports a wide-range of publications from newsletters, special reports, executive summaries and published research.

Partner Portals

CAZCA works to elevate and promote the work of our partners and organizations around the Central Arizona region. Explore data portals and databases with GIS data, plant inventories, maps, heat information and more.

Goal One

This goal is aimed at building capacity, improving access to information, developing decision-support mechanisms and expanding regional coordination to conserve the region’s most strategically important lands and waters.

Goal Two

This goal includes a variety of initiatives, including research about the impact of using desert parks, research about effective invasive species control and removal and working to return native plants to the landscape.

Goal Three

This goal aims to connect communities to the process of managing and protecting natural spaces in Arizona. We work to get people into nature and raise awareness about conservation challenges and opportunities in the Sonoran Desert.

Goal Four

This goal represents CAZCA’s facilitation of collaboration and strategy sharing among regional partners to address issues relevant to open space conservation. We aim to enhance communication, learning and regional effectiveness in Central Arizona.

What is CAZCA Doing for Our Open Spaces

CAZCA has been instrumental in the development of the Regional Open Space Strategy (or ROSS), which was created with the help of our partner organizations to guide efforts to insure that the people of Phoenix continue to have access to natural areas, even as the city and its population grows. Now we are facilitating the implementation of that plan with the help of many amazing organizations throughout Central Arizona.

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!