This project is a collaborative effort between these amazing organizations.
Arizona Conservation Partners is a non-traditional, somewhat experimental endeavor in advancing public lands conservation. We serve as an incubator of sorts for various ad hoc public education and advocacy projects. By providing bootstrapped projects a temporary home while they validate their strategy and evolve their tactics, we can help launch innovative campaigns that might not otherwise see the light of day in other organizations constrained by politics, funders, or organizational momentum.
The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) was founded in 2012 as an ongoing initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Together with regional partners, CAZCA developed a long-term strategy for the preservation of Maricopa County’s open spaces to support a healthy ecosystem and provide beautiful, safe open spaces for recreation, education, and relaxation.
The National Forest Foundation promotes the enhancement and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System. Each year, the NFF restores fish and wildlife habitat, plants trees in areas affected by fires, insects and disease, improves recreational opportunities, and enables communities to steward their National Forests and Grasslands.
The Forest Service motto is “Caring for the land and serving people”. The agency was created on the principle of managing the Nation’s natural resources “for the greatest good, for the greatest number, for the longest time.” Their mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.