that is one of the problems tho, here in AZ. It seems our government decides that native plants on BLM lands don't belong to the people but instead belong to them, so they can destroy plants to allow companies profit, IE all the saguaros that were destroyed on the pipeline that went through my town... If it hadn't been for a few people that noticed, they would have wiped them out everywhere. I however was glad to be a part of the rescue efforts of the saguaros. Most are surviving although I am losing another one.. (the tallest, it's turning black)
Here's to you, all you insidious creatures of green..er I mean cacti.