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    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 »

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?

The flower of a Staghorn Cholla

Many of the plants of the Sonoran Desert are not only edible, they are great sources of nutrition, including the buds of the staghorn cholla which is a great source of calcium and magnesium.