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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: 19,594
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

Aug 22, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 22, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 22, 2017 Beatrice Narbona
Aug 20, 2017 Chris Sante
Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 17, 2017 Laurine League
Aug 16, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Aug 15, 2017 Callie Riley
Aug 14, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 12, 2017 Mario Rocha
Aug 8, 2017 Christine Foisy
Aug 8, 2017 Joanne Koulavongsa
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 Justine Boneberg
Aug 5, 2017 sandra baptistela
Aug 4, 2017 Janine Vinton
Aug 3, 2017 J. Scott
Aug 2, 2017 Ornella Micone
Jul 31, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Jul 31, 2017 CINDY COLLIER
Jul 31, 2017 L B Dill
Jul 28, 2017 Louise Broderick
Jul 28, 2017 Ash Rawal
Jul 28, 2017 Jessica McCormick
Jul 26, 2017 Helen Wright
Jul 23, 2017 April Kinsella
Jul 23, 2017 P Garbett
Jul 22, 2017 Jim Murphy
Jul 22, 2017 Miranda Gutierrez
Jul 22, 2017 Leigha Henson
Jul 22, 2017 Carla Rosenthal
Jul 22, 2017 Serenella Castri
Jul 21, 2017 Vik Cooke
Jul 21, 2017 JANICK SANSON
Jul 20, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 20, 2017 Mark Turner
Jul 20, 2017 charin Suárez
Jul 19, 2017 Jeanette Schneider
Jul 17, 2017 Crystal Wilson
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Cypert
Jul 12, 2017 Arrie Hammel
Jul 9, 2017 Susan Smith
Jul 9, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Jul 9, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jul 9, 2017 robin matere
Jul 7, 2017 mihaela gongescu
Jul 6, 2017 James Niven ❤️
Jul 5, 2017 Fournier Fernande Tiere, sind Lebewesen! Dessen, sind Sie sich bewusst? Auch sie haben ein Anrecht auf ein würdevolles Leben auf diesem Planeten! Zivilisierte, Gesellschaft? Traurig, dass man Petionen unterschreiben muss. Dies, sollte selbstverständlich sein. Merci.
Jun 30, 2017 Anette Stauske
Jun 28, 2017 g b

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