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June 20, 2017
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Proposes Fee Increases
For the first time since 2014, in order to meet the National Park Service (NPS) fee structure that was updated in that same year, Organ Pipe National Monument (NM) is proposing to increase the park's entrance and camping fees.

March 24, 2017
Alamo Canyon Campground Facility Upgrades Completed
Information regarding a recent construction project completion

March 10, 2017
Organ Pipe to Host Third Annual Family Fun Campout
News release announcing the coming community camp out at the monumnet

March 08, 2017
Alamo Canyon Campground Restroom Facility Access Improvement
Notification of facilities improvement project at the Alamo Campground

December 07, 2016
Christmas Bird Count Looking for Help
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument are looking for birders of all skill levels for this year’s Christmas Bird Count.

November 02, 2016
Tasting History To be Presented at Organ Pipe Cactus
Jesus Garcia, Director of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project will present a program on the agricultural history of the Kino Missions.

October 26, 2016
Organ Pipe Cactus Teams with UofA to Become Energy Efficient
The National Park Service is working with the University of Arizona to perform energy audits of all park structures.

September 16, 2016
Organ Pipe Cactus Announces New Program for Public Lands Day
Organ Pipe Cactus is launching a new annual volunteer program to celebrate National Public Lands Day. The new Desert Stewards program allows people to adopt an area of the park to clean-up, similar to the Adopt a Highway program.

September 15, 2016
Launch of Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass
Fourth Graders and their families are eligible for a free access pass to Public Lands and Waters nationwide

June 16, 2016
Habitat Work at Quitobaquito Pond
Maintenance work is necessary on the earthen dam at Quitobaquito Pond to prevent habitat loss.

May 17, 2016
Organ Pipe Cactus Celebrates Centennial with Children
Over the past 6 months, Organ Pipe Cactus has reached over 500 local elementary student with opportunities to learn and explore the monument.

April 14, 2016
Organ Pipe Cactus and Desert Senita Community Health Center Encourage Healthy Activity
Organ Pipe Cactus and Desert Senita Health Center encourages people to get active in the park with the "I Hike For Health" program

April 08, 2016
Celebrate National Park Week at Organ Pipe Cactus
Celebrate National Park Week with free admission and special events in Ajo, AZ.

February 19, 2016
Ajo Students Enjoy a Night of Ranger Led Activities
Organ Pipe Cactus hosted the 1st Family fun campout at the park introducing students and their families to camping in the desert.

February 12, 2016
Organ Pipe Cactus Plans for National Park Service Centennial
Organ Pipe Cactus is expanding its interpretive programming to highlight the Centennial of the National Park Service.

December 09, 2015
Agencies Join Together for Wilderness Training to Kick-Off the National Park Service Centennial
Organ Pipe Cactus sponsored a Wilderness workshop with US Border Patrol, Ajo Station to explore wilderness stewardship and management.

November 30, 2015
Christmas Bird Count 2015
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge are looking for birders of all skills for the 2015 Christmas Bird Count.

October 01, 2015
Change In Registration Procedures for Organ Pipe Cactus Campground
Effective October 1, Alamo Canyon Campground becomes a self- registration campground.

August 25, 2015
Scenic Drive to Face Periodic Closures
Beginning in August, the Ajo Mountain Drive will be periodically closed to allow for road upgrades.

July 20, 2015
Ajo Teacher Joins Organ Pipe Cactus Staff for the Summer
This year Organ Pipe Cactus was one of 27 national parks in the region selected to receive funding for a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher professional development opportunity.

July 17, 2015
Amy Stasch Joins Staff at Organ Pipe Cactus
Organ Pipe Cactus welcomes the newest member of the management team.

June 01, 2015
Fees Will Increase October 1st
Beginning October 1, 2015 entrance fees and camping fees will increase at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

April 30, 2015
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to Star In Film
The British Broadcasting Corporation will be visiting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to film an upcoming 3 part series on the "Wild West."

April 30, 2015
More Access at Organ Pipe Increases Owl Survey
On March 14, 2015 a group of 20 scientists, birders, and volunteers teamed up with park biologists to conduct and owl survey at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument creates $13,499,000 in Economic Benefits
A National Park Service report shows that 224,547 visitors to Organ Pipe Cactus in 2014 spent $13.5 million in communities near the park and supported 195 jobs.

April 23, 2015
Junior Rangers Explore Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
On April 7th, the Duncan Family was all smiles as they earned their 53rd Junior Ranger Badge at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

April 10, 2015
Agencies Work Together to Conserve Shared Species of Concern
Staff from six different agencies meet to discuss shared plant and animal species that are either listed or proposed to be listed as engandered or threatened

April 10, 2015
Organ Pipe Cactus, The Premier Southwest Destination for Anyone Looking for a Truly Exceptional National Park Experience
For the past 3 months, Park Rangers have been spreading the word that the monument is open and is a great destination for visitors of all types.

April 02, 2015
Organ Pipe and Border Patrol Collaborate on Reducing Need for Motorized Vehicles in Wilderness
National Park Service and US Border Patrol increase the use of horse patrol in designated wilderness areas.

March 06, 2015
Your Fees at Work
Entrance Fees help to pay for picnic area improvements

December 31, 2014
Proposed Fee Increases
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is beginning public engagement seeking comments on possible changes in parks fee beginning in 2015.

September 17, 2014
Public Access Increases
All areas now available for public access at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

October 17, 2013
Organ Pipe Reopens to Visitors
The monument reopens its trails, roads, and visitor center after the partial government shutdown.

March 04, 2013
Ambitious Historic Preservation Field School
Field schools bring together professional experts, students, volunteers and resource managers. The experience at Organ Pipe provided hands-on training in documentation of vernacular structures and repair and reconstruction in wooden and earthen materials.

March 01, 2013
Tourism Creates 11 million in Local Economic Benefit
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Tourism Creates $11.3 million in Local Economic Benefit. Part of $30 billion impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide

October 05, 2012
Ajo Mountain Drive Reopens After Flooding
Ajo Mountain Drive reopens after flooding on Sept 10. The drive washed out in three locations after major monsson rain. Rain statistic show above average storm event at Estes Canyon, Bull Pasture and Alamo Wash

February 14, 2012
Organ Pipe Cactus has scheduled tours to historic Quitobaquito
With the weather warming and visitors arriving, Organ Pipe Cactus has scheduled tours to historic Quitobaquito. “This year we have planned additional tours over last year. This is the only opportunity local residents and visiting public have to visit this historical area. Tours will enhance the public’s understanding of the history and cultural significance of Quitobaquito.” said Superintendent Lee Baiza. There are five tours scheduled: February 28 & 29; March 6, 7, 13, 14, 27 & 28.

January 06, 2012
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Announces Program Schedule for January
Visitors to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument can enjoy a program with a park ranger during the month of January. Programs highlighting what the monument have to offer and the significance of the monument will be ongoing through March.

January 06, 2012
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Plans Interpretive Programs for 75th Anniversary
On April 13, 2012 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will turn 75! The monument staff will be presenting programs to celebrate the event starting in January. Ranger guided tours at the historic Bates Well Ranch and ranger presentations are scheduled as part of Second Saturdays in Ajo.

January 05, 2012
Wild Matters, The Organ Pipe Cactus Wilderness
The Organ Pipe Cactus wilderness preserves the natural beauty of an expansive area within the Sonoran Desert Region of North America.

December 29, 2011
Pronghorn release
In late December 2011, the Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Team (SPRT) plans to release captive-bred, endangered Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) into Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

June 22, 2011
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Participating agencies and partners sponsor a camp each year so students can experience the outdoors. Students in the camps learn outdoor skills such as leave no trace, hiking, camping, orienteering, photography, journal writing, and saguaro harvesting.

June 15, 2011
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Suspends Fees for July
Entrance and camping fees are suspended for July 2011.

May 27, 2011
Monument and Partners Collaborate to Preserve Prehistoric Site
Volunteers from the Arizona Site Steward Program and Tohono O'odham members, including Tribal Elder Joseph Joaquin and Peter Steere, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer gathered to mitigate damage being caused by a historic dam to an important prehistoric archeological site.

Last updated: April 15, 2015

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