Its census time again. Saguaro National Park is looking for volunteer help to conduct the third Saguaro Census since 1990. The Park conducts a saguaro cactus census every ten years, which curiously coincides with the U.S. national population census.
This past November, four Summit Hut staff volunteered for census work with the Park as part of our 100 Days of Service program, where Summit Hut donates staff time and labor to local environmental and outdoor causes.
We had a great time counting and measuring cactus, and contributing to the knowledge and understanding of the Park’s saguaro population. Plus we learned a whole lot about the health of our saguaro forests and the local ecology along the way.
The Park could use your help too. Its fun! Six census outings are planned for January, beginning January 8th.
Read more about the Saguaro Census here.
To make a volunteer reservation and get more information, contact Don Swann or Kim Diamond at 520.733.5178, or email Don_Swann@nps.gov