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Do you need a permit to take a dead saguaro cactus from the national forest?

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October 10, 2009 10:16PM

A permit can't be issued, because it's illegal to collect, damage, or remove cactus plants from the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. It's illegal regardless of whether the plant is alive or dead. In fact, the law protects all of the cultural and natural resources within the Desert. That includes even rocks and dead things.