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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: 19,505
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


May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 18, 2017 Rachel Bose
May 11, 2017 Raleigh koritz NO MORE DRILLING ON OUR LAND! LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND WHERE IT BELONGS!
May 10, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls lixl0000000@gmail.com
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.
May 5, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
May 4, 2017 Jade Scileppi “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” ― Lyndon
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 14, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2017 Alson Sachs
Apr 12, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Apr 12, 2017 Erika Fromme
Apr 11, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 9, 2017 Rachel Taberner
Apr 9, 2017 I. meszaros
Apr 5, 2017 Susan Fisher
Apr 4, 2017 Angela Terrones Stop killing our planet and wildlife! Leave the Earth alone!
Apr 4, 2017 Sinje Fromme-Sachs
Apr 3, 2017 Bill Rubin
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 30, 2017 jeanette wilson
Mar 28, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 28, 2017 Robert Ortiz
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
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Mar 25, 2017 linda farrar
Mar 25, 2017 Dr. Erik Marsh
Mar 23, 2017 Janet Edwards
Mar 21, 2017 Jim Faulks
Mar 21, 2017 Angelique de quillettes
Mar 20, 2017 Geni Medsker
Mar 20, 2017 Jane Wilken
Mar 20, 2017 Andrelene Babbitt
Mar 19, 2017 Martin Henz
Mar 18, 2017 Marianna Alexandros
Mar 17, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles

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