Increased Fire Restrictions, Effective June 5 Until Further Notice
Due to increase fire danger and dry conditions, all fires (charcoal, coal, and wood) are prohibited. Cook stoves and lanterns are still allowed. Smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles.
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?
Javelina look like pigs and act like pigs, but they are not pigs. Pigs evolved over thousands of years on the Eurasian continent. Javelina evolved over thousands of years on the North American continent. So, they may look like each other, but they are not even remotely related. More...