Lens on the Land
Rosemont: What’s at Stake
Volunteer photographers, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, the Sonoran Institute, and other key partners in Southern Arizona have joined forces to shed light on what is at stake with the proposed Rosemont Mine through a series of photographic exhibitions and outreach efforts. Rosemont Mine would be located in the northeastern part of the Santa Rita Mountains, and if approved, would severely compromise the natural and cultural heritage of Southern Arizona. The impacted area is one of the most biodiverse regions in the US – home to 9 threatened and endangered species, including the jaguar.
The photographs collected from professional photographers, biologists, community members, and many others will be used in traveling exhibitions, publications, presentations, websites, and any other way we can think of to educate and inspire the public, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and policymakers to take action to protect the Santa Rita Mountains and the surrounding region from the proposed mine. We hope you will join us in this effort!