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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: 19,733
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


Apr 14, 2018 Cathleen Cascia
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Apr 6, 2018 Lee Pohl
Apr 5, 2018 Justina Lane
Apr 2, 2018 Martha Vest
Mar 28, 2018 Teresa Sousa
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok
Mar 27, 2018 Selena Millman
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
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Mar 25, 2018 Leanne Keane
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Mar 25, 2018 Meg Blanchard
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Mar 25, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
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Mar 20, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 19, 2018 Teri Nicoll
Mar 19, 2018 JANET BURROWS
Mar 19, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 18, 2018 Yvonne Tota
Mar 17, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 13, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 13, 2018 Jackie Grey Do the right thing.
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 8, 2018 F Bean
Mar 8, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Mar 5, 2018 Nancy Heard
Mar 3, 2018 Sara Vilhena
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Mar 1, 2018 Shannon horton
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Mar 1, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Feb 28, 2018 Maryanne Preli
Feb 27, 2018 Walter Johnson
Feb 24, 2018 Néstor Fernández Quintero
Feb 23, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 23, 2018 Fabian Müller
Feb 22, 2018 Debra Machka
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Feb 21, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Feb 21, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Feb 21, 2018 Wanda Anthony

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