Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity
Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »
Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment
Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. More »
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Friends of Saguaro National Park (FOSNP) is a not-for-profit fundraising partner of the National Park Service, created to help preserve, protect and enhance the fragile environment and unique cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park. They help protect wildlife and habitat, promote environmental education, improve recreational trails, enhance visitor experiences, and build environmental stewardship for Saguaro National Park through philanthropy, education, volunteerism, and public awareness.
Since their founding in 1996, FOSNP has sought to establish collaborative relationships within the Tucson community, develop a broad donor base, and provide both funding and volunteer support for some of the park's most critical needs. The organization consistently balances its operating budget, maintains a prudent operating reserve, and devotes at least 85% of its total expenditures to programs, rather than fundraising or overhead costs. The organization's accountability and transparency has been recognized with a GuideStar Gold award. If you would like to join the Friends of Saguaro National Park, or learn more about them and the projects they've funded at the park, go to their website at www.friendsofsaguaro.org.
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Did You Know?
Buffelgrass burns at 1300-1600 F, hot enough to melt aluminum and the fire can travel near the speed of the wind. Even in moderate weather, it can travel at 2-3 mph with 12-18 ft flame lengths, making it a real threat to the lives of firefighters