This project is a collaborative effort between these amazing organizations.

Central Arizona Conservation Alliance

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.

Wild Arizona

Wild Arizona’s mission is to protect, unite, and restore wild lands and waters across Arizona and beyond. We organize and amplify multi-community voices of support for legislation and special designations; advocate for conservation science-based environmental policy and planning; and cultivate stewardship, social/environmental awareness, and well-being through outdoor volunteerism, science, and education.

National Forest Foundation

The NFF 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.

Tonto National Forest

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. 

Discover Gila County

In the heart of Arizona, Gila County is home to outdoor adventure, history, unique local cuisine and access to everything outdoors. The Gila County Board of Supervisors created Discover Gila County in 2018; now owned and operated by a nonprofit – the website has grown to more than 500 pages packed with pictures, videos, and adventure itineraries for those looking to explore the wild – in fact the thorough website will see nearly 200,000 visitors in 2022. Explore The Wild for yourself at