Misty Fiords National Monument

Misty Fiords National Monument

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Misty Fiords National Monument (or Misty Fjords National Monument) is a National Monument and Wilderness Area administered by the US Department of Agriculture United States Forest Service 40 miles East of Ketchikan Alaska along the Inside Passage. coast in extreme southeastern Alaska and covering 2,294,343 acres (9,246 km ) of Tongass National Forest in Alaska's Panhandle. All but 151,832 acres (614 km ) is designated Wilderness National Monument; Congress reserved the Non-wilderness National Monument area for the Quartz Hill molybdenum deposit, possibly the largest such mineral deposit in the world. The national monument was originally proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in December 1978 as Misty Fiords National Monument, using the authorization of the Antiquities Act and became a part of an ongoing political struggle between the federal government and the State of Alaska over land use policy and authority that finally led to the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. In that law, it was statutorily established as Misty Fjords National Monument.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136666383
  • 9786136666389