Conservation Alliance | Program Liaison
Central Arizona Conservation Alliance
The primary focus of this position is the collaborative Desert Defenders program, which is run in partnership with the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA), Arizona Sustainability Alliance, Maricopa County Parks, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and White Tank Mountains Conservancy. Desert Defenders is a region-wide program focused on the management and study of invasive plant species, as well as public outreach.
The Desert Defenders Liaison is responsible for assisting in the coordination and organization of the Desert Defenders program. The Liaison will be responsible for facilitating communication among the collaborating Desert Defenders partners and the leadership team. The Liaison will also assist in preparing leadership team meeting agendas, and note-taking during meetings. Finally, the Desert Defenders Liaison will assist in organizing and facilitating Desert Defenders events and trainings throughout the Phoenix-metro region. The Desert Defenders Liaison will report to the CAZCA Program Director and the Desert Defenders Leadership team.
The CAZCA is collaborative conservation initiative of Desert Botanical Garden, which facilitates an active partnership of more than 30 scientists, land managers, educators, community organizations, and conservation-based non-profits. CAZCA’s mission is to catalyze and support a coordinated effort to sustain and grow a regional system of natural open spaces in Maricopa County. CAZCA works in four focal areas: 1) Research, 2) Restoration, 3) Outreach, and (4) Collaboration. We believe that we can only achieve landscape scale conservation outcomes when we work together.
Full position description: https://cazca.org/volunteer/
Learn more: www.cazca.org
About Central Arizona Conservation Alliance
1201 N GALVIN PKWY, PHOENIX, AZ 85008, US
The Conservation Alliance is a partnership of land managers, scientists, scholars, educators, and conservation-based non-profit organizations committed to the community engagement in the study, restoration, and promotion of the mountain park preserves in and around the Phoenix metro area.
Lead by Desert Botanical Garden, the Conservation Alliance seeks to foster civic engagement in protecting and sustaining both the ecological and the recreational aspects of our community's mountain park preserves.
The Phoenix metropolitan area is home to one of the largest preserve systems in the world. Over time, the preserve systems throughout the city and county have grown to encompass 163,000 acres, a larger protected area than is found in any other metropolitan region.
However, park boundaries alone do not guarantee conservation of these areas in perpetuity, the protection of their native flora and fauna, nor the maintenance of these areas as compelling attractions for visitors. The Conservation Alliance believes that by working together we can build on the accomplishments of our predecessors and our own organizations to create a model for sustaining our park preserves well into the future.
We have inherited a legacy of protected desert landscapes, and our intent is to pass on this legacy, in even finer condition, to future generations.