About this Initiative

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America (the), Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Year Started: 
2012
Social issue: 
Environment
Initiative stage: 
Implementing and Sustaining Impact
Initiative Purpose and Goals: 

Convened by the Desert Botanical Garden, the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) aligns and unifies the efforts of more than 70 organizations to conserve, restore, and raise awareness for open space in Central Arizona.

The commitment of the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance is to foster collaboration and community engagement in the conservation and stewardship of the Sonoran Desert preserve system of the regional Phoenix metro area. The partnership works to implement its common agenda, the Regional Open Space Strategy for Maricopa County (ROSS), toward fulfillment of these goals 1) Protect & Connect, 2) Sustain & Restore, 3) Love & Support, and 4) Coordinate & Elevate. These goals build toward our vision for  a sustainable regional open space system that supports both healthy ecosystems and healthy communities.