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6/27/2014 17,581 signatures were mailed off to Project Manager DeRose. Please continue to show your support for the preservation of this delicate eco-system by signing below!
Goal: 25,000 Progress: 19,543
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

The Patagonia Mountains are a part of the Madrean Archipelago of the Sky Island region of Southern Arizona and New Mexico and Northern Sonora, Mexico. The range provides habitat for over 100 special status species, including the threatened Mexican spotted owl, and is a known critical wildlife corridor for the jaguar and other large mammals.

Arizona Minerals, Inc. (AMI), a subsidiary of Wildcat Silver, has submitted a new proposal for extensive mineral exploration activities in the Patagonia Mountains. These activities include conducting drilling activities, digging test pits, pumping an estimated 300,000 gallons of groundwater precious to the region from the local aquifer, and driving construction equipment cross-country rather than on established roads, an activity that is strictly prohibited on the Coronado National Forest. The project is also expected to devastate Harshaw Creek, a biologically rich riparian area recently designated as a "municipal watershed" for the town of Patagonia.

The Coronado National has released a Notice of Intent to prepare a simple environmental assessment, which will not be adequate to determine the full environmental impact of this project. Sign this petition and tell the Coronado National Forest they need to perform a full Environmental Impact Statement in order to fully measure the effect of the proposed activities.

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Dear Margie DeRose, Coronado National Forest Project Manager:

I have just learned of Arizona Minerals, Incorporated's proposed plan for mineral exploration activities in Patagonia, AZ. This region is home to over 100 special status species, and is part of a critical wildlife corridor for the jaguar and other animals.

This activity could destroy habitat, ruin riparian areas such as Harshaw Creek, and depletes the precious groundwater in the area. Furthermore, the proposed Overland Vehicle Paths are illegal cross country vehicle travel paths that will destroy National Forest Land.

I know the Coronado National Forest is planning an Environmental Assessment, but I do not believe this is enough to gauge the full impact of this project.

I urge you to please conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement for this project before considering any approval.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Jun 24, 2017 Sara Vilhena
Jun 24, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 21, 2017 Kimberly Flores
Jun 21, 2017 Dena Weirich
Jun 21, 2017 Colette Winslow
Jun 21, 2017 Sally Wynn
Jun 19, 2017 Diana Grob
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Hill
Jun 17, 2017 karen gillum
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Zito
Jun 16, 2017 Manuela Nestler
Jun 15, 2017 Andrew Vallender
Jun 14, 2017 mirella santi
Jun 14, 2017 Diane Beeny
Jun 13, 2017 Lise Kastigar
Jun 13, 2017 Karrn McHugh
Jun 10, 2017 Jim Spooner
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 8, 2017 Kris Peterson
Jun 6, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 Barbara Dell
Jun 5, 2017 Samantha Manso
Jun 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 2, 2017 Patti Mealy
Jun 1, 2017 Leah Santini
May 29, 2017 Janet Pickard
May 29, 2017 Tina Bailey
May 29, 2017 Virgil Pauls
May 28, 2017 Claire Loridan
May 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2017 Judy Malone
May 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
May 25, 2017 Michael Torosian
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 18, 2017 Rachel Bose
May 10, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls
May 9, 2017 Suzanne Salerno
May 9, 2017 Mary Salerno
May 9, 2017 Lora Hamman
May 6, 2017 Karla Kirchner
May 5, 2017 Michalla Sutton
May 5, 2017 Kalliope M.

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