Park Planning Documents
NPS Research Permitting and Reporting System
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument's Vital Signs report provides information on the status and trends of ecosystem drivers, landscape scale indicators, rare and sensitive species, stressors, and other focal resources. In doing so, it provides a deeper understanding of diverse monument resources and processes which in turn helps us in our efforts to conserve this beautiful Sonoran desert park. Management concerns have grown from a focus on adjacent land use and recovery from grazing and mining to include climate change, invasive species, highway traffic, and illegal immigration. The insights that this report provides are vital to our understanding of biological patterns and the general health of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.
Did You Know?
The Sonoran Pronghorn is a critically endangered species that calls Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument home for part of the year. With less than 60 animals left in the United States, our wilderness provides important habitat for this beautiful animal's survival. More...