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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: 19,675
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


Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2017 barbara gale
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 16, 2017 Dragana Stajic
Dec 1, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 21, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 Terri Robb
Nov 19, 2017 Greer Hart I cannot believe that in this day and age, that mining companies can be allowed to devastate a precious landscape, and the authorities are unwilling to fully address this insensitive development's implications for human communities, and wildlife.
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 12, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 geri perry
Nov 11, 2017 Isabel Sobral
Nov 11, 2017 Anne Prost
Nov 10, 2017 tami mccready
Nov 5, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Nov 4, 2017 Jade Kiran Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. - Stewart Udall
Nov 3, 2017 Tatiana Shelenga
Nov 2, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
Nov 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2017 Patti Johnson
Oct 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2017 Ella Jean
Oct 30, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Oct 30, 2017 Peter Walder
Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 27, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Oct 26, 2017 ilse Maene
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Jessica Likins
Oct 25, 2017 michelle smith
Oct 25, 2017 jude lotz
Oct 24, 2017 Michael Friedmann
Oct 23, 2017 vautrin noelle
Oct 22, 2017 Jacqueline Lamoureux
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2017 Cameron McElroy
Oct 15, 2017 Dan Fogarty Vitally necessary
Oct 14, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 14, 2017 Mesut subasi
Oct 14, 2017 Martina Behla
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Sanand Dilip
Oct 13, 2017 Dominique LANG
Oct 13, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Oct 13, 2017 katherine Sampson
Oct 13, 2017 Kathryn Fenn

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