Big Bend National Park Closes Popular Section


BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK— A section of Big Bend National Park will be closed starting this weekend for herbicide application.

The National Park Service has issued a statement saying that from June 3, 2023, until June 7, 2023, biologists with Big Bend National Park and other staff will be applying a herbicide to help control a non-native giant cane plant along the Rio Grande Village in the park.

Following a successful burn in May, this herbicide, called Imazapyr, will be applied to the resprouts of the plants that sprouted after the burn. The Rio Grande Village boat ramp will remain open.

Signs will be placed while the herbicide is being applied and once the signs are removed, the area will open back up.

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