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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

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  • 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 »

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?

The forest of the Saguaro Wilderness Area.

Saguaro National Park is more than just a desert park. In fact, the highest point in the eastern district is Mica Mountain at 8,666 ft. There you will find a dense forest of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, alligator-bark juniper, and aspen.