Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Deer Head Fire
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 »
Monthly Buffelgrass Pull
NPS/Saguaro National Park
Help Preserve the Sonoran Desert by removing buffelgrass, a highly invasive grass that threatens native plants and wildlife populations.
Volunteers are needed to assist with buffelgrass pulls, held the second Saturday of each month, from Sept-May. Work will be approximately 4 hours of digging up buffelgrass. We will meet at scheduled times (see schedule below) at the Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center. Bring a backpack with plenty of water. Pants, long sleeve shirt, and sturdy shoes are required. Tools and gloves will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Scheduled buffelgrass pulls:
Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2014
Buffelgrass threatens Sonoran Desert wildlands and urban areas. To combat this invasive weed, and encourage public involvement, the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Center has organized the 7th annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day. From Sahuarita to the Catalina Foothills, there are volunteer sites throughout Pima County. To see all the volunteer sites (including Saguaro National Park) for Beat Back Buffelgrass Day and to sign up to help, click here.
Did You Know?
The saguaro cactus only grows naturally in the Sonoran Desert. There are approximately 1.6 million individual saguaro plants growing within Saguaro National Park.