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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?

Fire

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