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    National Park Arizona

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  • 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 »

Non-native Plants

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Saguaro National Park relies on the assistance of volunteers to combat invasives such as buffelgrass and fountaingrass
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Throughout the year there are opportunities to help pull buffelgrass at Saguaro National Park, as well as other areas in and around Tucson. We have many opportunities for involvement, or check these sites for the potential to get involved:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Invaders
Buffelgrass Information Center

Check out the links below for more information on non-native plants in the Sonoran Desert:

www.buffelgrass.org

Did You Know?

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Six species of rattlesnakes call the Tucson area their home. They are the Western Diamondback, Tiger, Northern Black-tailed, Mojave, Sidewinder and Arizona Black Rattlesnakes.