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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: 19,778
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


Jul 19, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Jul 19, 2018 Eliza Johnson
Jul 19, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 17, 2018 Ryan McKenzie
Jul 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 29, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 29, 2018 christine Henri
Jun 29, 2018 Kim Taylor
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 17, 2018 Cynthia Ballard
Jun 17, 2018 Donna Pemberton
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 13, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Lisa Osthues
Jun 8, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 4, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 3, 2018 jane garrett
May 25, 2018 Lynne wolf
May 25, 2018 Sandi Bowen
May 25, 2018 Elisenda Ponsa
May 25, 2018 Louise Simone
May 23, 2018 Candice C
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May 23, 2018 Linda Scott
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 21, 2018 CHRISTOPHER CLARK
May 21, 2018 Kathy Monaco
May 21, 2018 Melissa Masters
May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 21, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 21, 2018 Carol Painter
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May 19, 2018 Alana Hendrickson
May 17, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
May 15, 2018 Natalie DeBoer
May 14, 2018 Alicja Bożek
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May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 1, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 14, 2018 Cathleen Cascia
Apr 12, 2018 Ben Cachola
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 11, 2018 Pertti Veijalainen
Apr 6, 2018 LynnMeta Williams

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