Who We Are
The Council is a citizens’ watchdog group that monitors public agency actions and other issues affecting the Chiricahua, Peloncillo and Dragoon Mountains and nearby areas of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and adjacent northern Mexico. This nonprofit group evolved from a large coalition of people opposed to a proposed gold mine in the Chiricahuas in the early 1990s. That effort culminated in the voluntary withdrawal of the mining company and in national legislation protecting the Cave Creek Canyon area from further threats from mining.
A major strength of the organization lies in its broad constituency. Our membership includes biologists, ranchers, birders, residents, visitors, and other segments of the general public with a strong interest in the region’s well-being.