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Centennial Saguaro Survey

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free
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Centennial Saguaro Survey
Saturday, February 27th
Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service

The  Centennial Saguaro Survey will be happening through April 2016. On February 27th we will be hiking to a plot in the west district (Tucson Mountains), and counting/measuring/surveying saguaros. In the past, these plots were established to see if a contagious disease was affecting the saguaros and surveying for epidermal browning. In the past twenty years the park has been focusing on climate change and invasive encroachment; observing if those two factors are causing the slight decline we are seeing in saguaro germination.

PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Box Canyon Turnout, located at about 7768 W picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ 85743. There is plenty of parking! We will work throughout the day with a break for lunch.

THE WORK AND WHAT TO KNOW

Our tasks will involve following a standardized protocol to survey saguaros and other targeted plant species. Volunteers do not need to have prior training to participate. Sky Island Alliance or one of our partners will provide all tools and instruction as well as extra copies of both our own volunteer waivers and those of the Park Service

WHAT TO BRING

  • Water (2 Liters recommended) , snacks, and lunch.
  • Sturdy footwear (ex. hiking boots) with closed toes is required as is sun/thorny plant protection (ex. wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, long sleeved shirt and long pants)

Questions?
Contact Carianne Campbell at carianne@skyislandalliance.org

Details

Date:
February 27
Time:
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://skyislandalliance.givezooks.com/events/centennial-saguaro-survey

Organizer

Carianne Campbell
Email:
carianne@skyislandalliance.org

Venue

Box Canyon Turnout (Tucson Mountains))
7768 W Picture Rocks Road
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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