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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: 19,473
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


Mar 28, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 28, 2017 Robert Ortiz
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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
Mar 17, 2017 corinne etancelin
Mar 17, 2017 Janie Rhodus
Mar 17, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 17, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Mar 17, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Mar 15, 2017 Andreas Sachs
Mar 14, 2017 Maria Stonestreet
Mar 12, 2017 Dominique Barre
Mar 12, 2017 M.Carmen Suarez
Mar 11, 2017 Karen Rubino
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 8, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen
Mar 8, 2017 Ginger Hipszky
Mar 8, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 7, 2017 Evangelia Avrampou
Mar 7, 2017 Joanne Montgomery
Mar 7, 2017 tracy Amrani
Mar 6, 2017 Robyn Little
Mar 6, 2017 Angela Cancilla Herschel
Mar 6, 2017 silvia niederlander
Mar 6, 2017 Laura Vazquez
Mar 6, 2017 karen kalmenson
Mar 6, 2017 nicolette ludolphi
Mar 6, 2017 trudie yoshino
Mar 6, 2017 Manuela Ciesla
Mar 6, 2017 Karin Guenther
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Mar 5, 2017 mauro torelli
Mar 5, 2017 Leonella Leoni
Mar 5, 2017 Madeleine Gläser
Mar 5, 2017 Patricia Wood
Mar 5, 2017 Tina Michelakis

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