• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona

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Monument Purpose

According to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument's Foundation plan, which is the guiding document for all managment decisions for the monuement, the purpose of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is to:

  • Perpetuate for future generations a representative sample of the natural and cultural resources of the Sonoran Desert and provide for public understanding, safe use, and enjoyment of the same.
  • Serve as a natural laboratory for understanding and managing the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.
  • Serve as a baseline indicator against which environmental changes can be identified.
  • Preserve for future use and enjoyment the character and values of this designated wilderness.

Did You Know?

Ferruginous Pygmy Owls

These tiny powerhouses of birds are Ferruginous Pygmy Owls and are only about the size of a human fist, but can easily eat twice their body weight in one meal.