Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Address:10 Organ Pipe Dr
Ajo, AZ 85321

Phone:520-387-6849
Web: www.nps.gov/orpi/
Size: 330,689 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on April 13, 1937. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Location:In southern Arizona, along the Mexican border. From the north (I-8), follow AZ 85 through Ajo and Why. The Monument is 35 miles south of Ajo and 22 miles south of Why.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Sonoran Desert plants and animals found nowhere else in the United States are protected here, as are traces of the Camino del Diablo Historic Trail. Included among the flora and fauna are the organ pipe cactus, saguaro, elephant tree, and creatures such as the kangaroo rat and javelina that have been able to adapt themselves to extreme temperatures, intense sunlight, and little rainfall.

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Caption: THE NORTHERN RANGE of Atta mexicana, a tropical leafcutter ant, extends into Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona.
The National Park Service has spent $11.1 million to construct 18 miles of permanent vehicle barriers in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and has obligated, but not yet spent, an additional $6.6 million in FY2005 funding to complete the remaining 13 miles of the project.
One of the worst problems was the accidental spread into the Sonoran Desert, including Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, of African bufflegrass, doubtless from Texas where the noxious weed was brought in during 1940 for grazing cattle, goats, and sheep.
Whatever activities visitors choose--nighttime exploring, lounging at the campground, hiking a few desert trails or driving monument roads--the wonder of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will leave a lasting impression of the southwestern desert's grandeur.
The paper also mentioned the murder of National Park Service Ranger Kris Eggle, shot by a suspected Mexican drug smuggler while working alongside Border Patrol agents in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
They range on public land in Arizona: some of it, on Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, is designated wilderness; much of the rest comprises the Barry M.
The Sonoran shovelnose snake, Chionactis palarostris is known from extreme southern Arizona, mainly in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, south to El Desemboque, (north of Kino Bay) to the Guaymas area, Sonora, Mexico; in the Arizona Upland, Plains of Sonora, and Central Gulf Coast subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert but not in the Lower Colorado River Valley subdivision from sea level to around 760 m (Blake 1970; Brown & Lowe 1980; Stebbins 1985).
Morphological growth patterns of Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea: Cactaceae) on flats and slopes in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona.
There's one thing you can do for sure: When you visit a National Park, avoid "casual poaching," says Harold Smith at Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Many people don't realize that digging up a pretty park plant for your garden at home is poaching too, he says.
Unlike Texas, where people turn themselves in on the banks of the Rio Grande, the smugglers in Arizona have been dumping groups of migrant families on a remote dirt road running along the southern limit of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument west of the Lukeville border crossing with Mexico.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona 330,689 acres; 30 miles of border