Saguaro National Park


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Saguaro National Park,

91,443 acres (37,021 hectares), SE Ariz. Contained within the desert park are many examples of the saguaro cactus (Cereus giganteus), a monumentally proportioned, now rare species whose blossom is Arizona's state flower. Also growing in the park are other types of cacti and a variety of desert flora. The area was proclaimed a national monument in 1933 and became a national park in 1994. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Saguaro National Park

Address:3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730

Phone:520-733-5100
Fax:520-733-5183
Web: www.nps.gov/sagu/
Size: 91,440 acres.
Established: Proclaimed a national monument on March 1, 1933; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976. Redesignated a national park on October 14, 1994.
Location:Park consists of two districts: the Tucson Mountain District or Saguaro West, and the much larger Rincon Mountain District or Saguaro East. The two areas, separated by the city of Tucson, Arizona, are 30 miles apart.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Backcountry camping, hiking, bicycling, auto touring, guided walks, environmental education programs.
Special Features:Giant saguaro cacti, unique to the Sonoran Desert, cover the valley floor and rise into the neighboring Rincon and West Tucson mountains. Five biotic life zones are represented here, from desert to ponderosa pine forest.

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Contrast of habitat features at 150 random habitat plots and 53 roost plots of Spotted Owls in the Rincon Mountains, Saguaro National Park.
MATERIALS AND METHODS--The Rincon Mountain District is the largest of two units of Saguaro National Park and is located immediately east of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (Fig.
The special identification tags that the rangers at Saguaro National Park are using to help prevent cactus theft are also used for identifying lost pets.
Officials at Saguaro National Park are now planning the microchip project, which must first undergo a lengthy environmental compliance study to ensure the chips don't harm the plants themselves or create air quality, soil or endangered species issues, said Love, the park ranger.
Thousands of saguaros at Saguaro National Park were bulldozed and burned or buried to prevent the disease's spread.
Saguaro National Park has microchipped many of its saguaros to prevent theft.
Saguaro National Park hosted the fifth BioBlitz in the series, with the support of National Geographic, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Friends of Saguaro.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is on Kinney Road between the Old Tucson Studios and the entrance to Saguaro National Park.
Turns out it was shot near what's now his property, a 1920s Pueblo revival-style ranch house set on 120 acres bordering Saguaro National Park, just outside Tucson.
Whatever your inclination or energy level, Saguaro National Park - or at least a representative sample of it - is readily explored.
In Arizona's Saguaro National Park, where rain falls reliably but only in winter and summer, desert lupine wildflowers grow a furry coating to slow moisture loss.
That's why we love Saguaro National Park, a spectacular Sonoran desert bracketing two sides of the city of Tucson: You can fly into Tucson for a weekend of desert hiking and still be back at work on Monday.