Our Strategy

What is the ROSS?

The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance has four primary goals, which stem from the Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS). Together, these goals help us create a long-lasting future for Central Arizona’s natural areas, which will serve families of today and tomorrow.

Our Goals

Four primary goals make up the ROSS and each of these goals are made up of actions that help guide the actions and initiatives CAZCA partners. With extensive collaboration, we work to ensure our open spaces are here for generations to come. 

Protect & Connect

Promote protection of outdoor spaces and natural habitats to support communities with both recreation and climate-saving resources.

Sustain & Restore

Ensure both protected and non-protected lands are managed in a way that promotes biodiversity and sustainable growth.

Love & Support

Build strong relationships and a network of advocacy by connecting people with the beauty and importance of the Sonoran Desert.

Coordinate & Elevate

Build upon the CAZCA foundation to ensure and amplify regional open space collaboration, coordination, management and conservation success.

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!