Canadian mining company Summa Silver Corporation must be stopped in its tracks to defend the Greater Gila

WildEarth Guardians has been working with community members in and around Mogollon, New Mexico to support their fight against ongoing exploratory drilling by Canadian mining company Summa Silver Corporation.

In response to community demands, Summa will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 9 am at the Purple Onion Cafe in Mogollon. Two additional meetings are proposed for Glenwood and Alma, with dates to be determined. So stay tuned.

Summa’s proposed mining activities extend beyond the historic Mogollon mining district, reaching deeper into the Gila National Forest and Greater Gila landscape.

In addition to negative impacts on clean water, clean air, and local quality of life, Summa’s proposed mining activities would have an extremely adverse effect on the habitat of threatened Mexican spotted owls, which are heard ritually by local residents during the spring and summer months. Other wildlife that frequent the ridges and drainages of the Mogollon area include endangered Mexican gray wolf, mountain lion, bobcat, black bear, fox, coyote, elk, deer, and coatimundi.

We are encouraging everyone concerned for the future of the Gila Wilderness and its surrounding forests to attend the meeting and voice your opposition to mining in the Greater Gila.

Whether or not you can attend the meeting on June 29, please sign this petition demanding greater protections for the Greater Gila, which will be delivered to the CEO of Summa at the community meeting.

WildEarth Guardians and the community members of Mogollon are grateful for your support! Click here to read a letter from community members asking for your support.

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Leia Barnett | Greater Gila New Mexico Advocate, WildEarth Guardians

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