Help Protect Doko'oosliid: The San Francisco Peaks

Urge federal officials to expand and extend the current mining ban for 20 more years.
San Francisco Peaks
Center for     Biological     Diversity   


We need your help to extend and strengthen protections for the San Francisco Peaks just north of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Named "Doko'oosliid" in Navajo — "abalone shell mountain" — and sacred to numerous tribes, this range rises to nearly 13,000 feet and is a sky island of biodiversity. It harbors several endangered species, including Mexican spotted owls and the San Francisco Peaks groundsel — a yellow-flowering plant found nowhere else on Earth.

Twenty years ago, at the urging of tribes, federal agencies banned new hard-rock mining on the mountain to protect its cultural and ecological values. With those protections set to expire in October, federal agencies are proposing to extend them for another 20 years. That's a good start, but more can be done.

For the same reasons that protections were originally enacted, we're urging that all forms of mineral extraction be banned — not just hard-rock mining.

Help ensure a mining-free future for the San Francisco Peaks by taking action today.

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Photo of San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona by Michael Wilson/Flickr.

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