About PARA

Indian Head Mountain ©Glen E Goodwin for Patagonia Area Resource Alliance

For a thriving community…   The Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (PARA) is a grassroots, non-profit community alliance committed to preserving and protecting the Patagonia, Arizona area. We are a citizen watchdog organization that monitors the activities of mining companies, as well as ensures government agencies’ due diligence, to make sure their actions have long-term, sustainable […]

Patagonia Mining Threats

Saddle Mountain with Santa Rita Mountains in the background, San Rafael Valley, Patagonia, AZ © Glen E Goodwin

Patagonia Area Mining and Mineral Drilling Exploration Proposals: The Patagonia, Arizona area is presently the location of MULTIPLE proposed mining and mineral explorations from foreign mining companies with plans for open pit mines on the Coronado National Forest in eastern Santa Cruz County, Arizona. These projects are within ten miles of our town center and […]

Benefit Concert

Friends of the Mountain Empire

  Join us for a very special evening of music with the Kevin Pakulis Band and support the organizations working to protect and preserve the Mountain Empire of southern Arizona from new mining in the Patagonia Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, Canelo Hills, and the San Rafael Valley.   Purchase advance tickets: $20 | At the door: $25 […]