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    National Park Arizona

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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?

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