The Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (PARA) is a volunteer group of community members dedicated to protecting and preserving the Patagonia, AZ area.
PARA is a Watchdog organization that critically monitors the activities of industries, such as mining corporations, and the U.S. Forest Service, to make sure their actions have long-term, sustainable benefits to the area public lands, watershed, and local residents.
The areas surrounding Patagonia have a rich cultural heritage that includes ranching, farming, and ecotourism. The town of Patagonia supports a diverse arts community as well. PARA supports sustainable development that maintains or enhances economic opportunities and community wellbeing while protecting and restoring our natural environment and biological wealth.
We aim to prevent increased environmental degradation and promote restoration efforts in order to maintain and preserve our public lands, our drinking water, the air we breathe, and the richness of our local flora and fauna. A thriving community, both now and in the future, depends fully on our ability to generate and maintain Patagonia’s economic and environmental health.
Patagonia Area Resource Alliance