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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

Weed Free Trails Program

Superintendent Darla Sidles and Weed Free Trials volunteers
Superintendent Darla Sidles and Weed Free Trails Volunteers
NPS
 

The goal of this program is to monitor Saguaro National Park's trails network primarily through volunteer assistance, thus eradicating a suite of exotic plants from human transportation vectors. The collective group of weed-free trail monitors will monitor trail segments a minimum of once per year, as scheduling and time permit.

We ask that volunteers attend an orientation on:

  • Expectations of NPS on volunteers
  • Plant Identification
  • Project parameters
  • GPS training
  • Outreach training
  • Cultural training
  • Radio training
  • Safety Training
 

Orientations are held periodically. Feel free to email SAGU_Invasive@nps.gov or call (520)733-5187 with any questions regarding Saguaro National Park's Weed Free Trails Program.

Did You Know?

Javelina

"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.