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

Speaker Series: White Tanks Connectivity Initiative Series 2

Oct 27, 2021
Partner Event

Join experts for a detailed look at planned urban growth within the Connectivity Initiative's focal area and the reason the connectivity imperative exists. This session will begin with the broad context of west valley growth, as it relates to economic development and quality of life in the region.

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Speaker Series: White Tanks Connectivity Initiative Series 3

Nov 3, 2021
Partner Event

This final session in the speaker series will be focused on envisioning a more connected world, for people and wildlife. Join experts for a compelling vision for ecologically sustainable desert cities that integrate the natural and built environment to harness ecosystem services that promote a high quality of life, economic opportunity, and conservation of rich natural history in the region.

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Technical Leads

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

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The Nature Conservancy
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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!