BLM to offer cactus and yucca for sale on November 13 & 14

LAS VEGAS – On November 13 and 14, 2021, BLM will offer more than 1,400 cacti and yucca for sale that were salvaged from within the Las Vegas Valley where they would otherwise have been destroyed by construction. The plant sale will take place near the intersection of Shaumber Road and Tropical Parkway.

Plants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. those two days. 

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity for individuals to spruce up their landscaping with native cacti and yucca at a very reasonable price,” said Shonna Dooman, Las Vegas Field Office Manager. 

Harvesting any plants, including cacti, yucca and Joshua trees, from public lands is illegal without a permit. Permits for these plants are being issued by BLM because the plants would otherwise be destroyed by construction activity within the Las Vegas Valley. 

Available plants include golden/silver cholla, pencil cholla, cottontop cactus, barrel cactus, Engelman’s hedgehog cactus, beavertail cactus and Mojave yucca.

Purchases must be made by cash or check and only people with a valid Nevada ID are eligible.  Prices vary from $3.60 for a small cactus to $14.40 for yucca.  Plants are not for resale. There is a limit of 15 total cacti and yucca per household for this sale.

Those interested in purchasing plants must bring their own materials to pick-up and move the plants. Large plants will require two to three people to successfully move. No driving is allowed on the site; participants will need to transport plants to their vehicle (wheelbarrows and carts are allowed.)

For more information, including driving directions, please select attachment to the right.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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