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 Mineral Drilling Exploration Proposals: The Patagonia, Arizona area is presently the location of MULTIPLE mining exploration projects by foreign companies with plans for mines on public land in the Coronado National Forest of eastern Santa Cruz County, Arizona. These mine exploration proposals are within ten miles of our town center and located in the origins of our […]


Black Bear ©Glen E Goodwin

And help protect water & wildlife.   Your gift to the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance allows you to make a tangible difference by empowering us to continue our efforts to stop mining activity in the Patagonia region.   Your donation also makes it possible for us to organize community involvement and action so that we can […]