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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: 19,638
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


Oct 22, 2017 Jacqueline Lamoureux
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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
Oct 13, 2017 Cassie Alford
Oct 13, 2017 Donna Partin
Oct 13, 2017 Silvia Agnoli
Oct 11, 2017 Catherine Brown
Oct 9, 2017 Sara Bernal-Rutter
Oct 3, 2017 Carole Osborn
Oct 3, 2017 Marina Jelicic
Oct 2, 2017 Christine Saranchuk
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Oct 2, 2017 Judy McKinney
Oct 2, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Oct 2, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
Sep 29, 2017 K Moore
Sep 28, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Sep 28, 2017 robert dowling
Sep 24, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Sep 23, 2017 AnaMaria Toberman
Sep 23, 2017 Sheila Parks Because I care!
Sep 22, 2017 Monika Klewe
Sep 22, 2017 Loretta Tiefen
Sep 22, 2017 Cori Craft
Sep 21, 2017 Kat Klahn
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 19, 2017 Ferruccio Romeo
Sep 18, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 5, 2017 Adele Kirk
Sep 1, 2017 Phillippa Hilsden
Aug 31, 2017 Wanda Majeski
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Aug 27, 2017 Jan Repp
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

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