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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

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  • Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity

    Due to fire activity and 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 »

  • Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment

    Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. 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?

Saguaro Blossoms

The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona. In early summer, the Tohono O’odham people come to Saguaro National Park to harvest the saguaro fruit.