Fossil Mountain photo

Fossil Mountain at the south end of the King Top Wilderness Study Area has many deposits of fossils of ancient marine creatures from the Lower Ordovician period. The area is to be left out of wilderness designation by the congressional delegations proposal. The only apparent reason for the lack of designation is a proposed strip mine on the northwest side of the WSA. During the local hearings years ago, Then Congressman James Hansen spent the day he was in the area with mining company representatives. I didn't see that any time was spent with anyone who could have given an unbiased opinion of the area concerning designation. That has to make you wonder just whose interests the Congressman was looking after while deciding the fate of all American's public lands wilderness. While the King Top Wilderness Study Area awaits designation it is being vandalized by those opposed to wilderness

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