OK, I cannot standby and let policy be set by untruths in regards to the proposed Scotchman Peaks wilderness, including claims by Dave Reynolds of Hope that fishing, hunting, huckleberry picking, etc. will be eliminated. This shows that Mr. Reynolds is either ignorant of the true facts or lying. Mr. Reynolds is correct that we need to be doing things to protect Lake Pend Oreille. The creation of the Scotchman Peaks wilderness does exactly that. Without the wilderness protection, the area can and probably will at some time in the future be exploited by mining or logging which will directly affect our lake.