Protect & Connect

Ensure a robust network of natural areas to sustain habitat, provide recreation, support clean air and water and improve resilience to natural disasters.

Current Progress

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.


Active Initiatives


Total Initiatives


Number of Greenprint Trainings

CAZCA’s Mapping Tool

Greenprint mapping tool


Greenprint is a mapping tool designed collaborative by the Public Land Trust, CAZCA, the Nature Conservancy and the Sonoran Institute. It is primarily meant to assist land planners and managers in identifying spatial solutions that balance recreational needs, enhances residential quality of life and provides habitat for the many valued species of the Sonoran Desert. Anyone can access the tool with a free account to learn more.

Protect Your Open Spaces

July EcoQuest: Sonoran Survivors

July 1 - 31, 2020
Partner Event

Join the July EcoQuest: Sonoran Survivors! This month’s EcoQuest is dedicated to learning to recognize Sonoran Desert plants that can survive or repopulate after fire in order to increase our understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.

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Technical Leads

Together we can build a strong future for our environment and protect the natural beauty of Central Arizona.

Arizona Game & Fish logo
Desert Botanical Garden logo
The Nature Conservancy
The Trust for Public Land logo

Coordinate & Elevate

Sustain & Restore

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!