Laws Governing the Native Plants of Arizona
TO REPORT VIOLATIONS IN THE TUCSON AREA, CALL THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AT (520) 628-6317
Information on plant salvage and recovery, which is governed by state law
under Arizona Revised Statutes Title 3, Chapter 7, "Arizona Native Plants" can be found there. The Department of Agriculture maintains lists of Protected
Plants. Their website also provides application forms to remove protected
plants in .pdf format which you can download to your computer for viewing
with Acrobat Reader.
The Plant Sciences Center in Sierra Vista has some guidelines for salvaging plants.
Plant Salvage Information
This area reproduces Notices of Intent to Clear
Land received from the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Such notices
are intended to permit plant salvagers to salvage plants in areas scheduled
development and construction by both private property owners and state
and federal agencies.
Please refer to the Arizona Department of Agriculture web site links shown above to access the relevant laws, Protected Native Plants List and the forms relating to salvage. It is the salvager's responsibility to operate in accordance with these laws and to contact governmental agencies and/or property owners as necessary before salvaging.
By posting the following information, the Arizona Native Plant Society takes no responsibility for the legality of any particular salvage operation. If you have any questions about plant salvage procedures, tagging requirements, etc., please contact Jim McGinnis at the Arizona Department of Agriculture, (602) 364-0907.
DISTRICT OFFICE ADDRESSES: Permits can be obtained from the following offices:
Casa Grande Area
MOBILE: (520) 705-1053
PAGER: (520) 426-8133
MOBILE: (520) 716-4690
PAGER: (520) 757-6836
555 W. Goldhill Rd., Ste. 9a
P.O. Box 2055
Nogales, AZ 85628
Parker, AZ 85344
1688 W. Adams, Room 415
Phoenix, AZ 85007
400 W. Congress, Ste. 124
Tucson, AZ 85701
241 S. Haskell
Willcox, AZ 85644
3893 S. 4th Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85365