Most of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona is designated wilderness, free of roads and structures and vehicular use. But the National Park Service is now considering a U.S. Border Patrol plan that threatens to drastically alter this wild landscape. The Border Patrol proposes to build several new roads, set up permanent backcountry camps and erect 10 surveillance towers within the Monument’s wilderness.
The deadline for comments is Tuesday, April 20, 2004. You can use the link above to send a message to the park service asking them not to destroy this fragile environment.