The wildlife, water supply and endangered species of the Patagonia Mountains mining projects deserve protection, not pollution.
Posts Tagged: Coronado National Forest
A new study shows that while the U.S.-Mexico border fence does affect some native species, it does not necessarily restrict the movement of humans. In other words, animals can’t get over or around the wall, but people still can.
A proposed mining project in the Santa Rita Mountains would involve a mile-wide, half mile-deep open pit mine that would cause great damage to habitat for many imperiled species, and dump toxic mining waste on national forest land.
In this in-depth documentary, courtesy of the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance, the people of Patagonia, Ariz. give a firsthand account of how mining has already started to irreversibly alter life in this idyllic landscape.
Spectacular landscapes like the Sky Islands in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest are protected for future generations by carefully balancing the many uses we demand of our public lands.