From: Trenholm
To: ttidwell,
Subject: "We tell the truth, obey the law, admit mistakes and not cover them up." - - Jack Ward Thomas
Date: Wed Nov 19 15:42:02 MST 2014
Body:
 
Tom Tidwell, Chief
Forest Service, USDA
Sydney R. Yates Federal Building
201 14th St, SW
Washington, DC 20024
 
Dear Tom,
 
The Clinton/Gore Administration was dishonest in imposing the 2001 Roadless Rule on the American people.  In so doing, they deceived each other, the Forest Service and themselves.  You, understandably, as a loyal forest supervisor, were dishonest in developing the Revised Forest Plan, Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
 
In June, 2003, I appealed Regional Forester Jack Troyer's Record of Decision, Revised Forest Plan, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, to the Honorable George W. Bush and Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth.  Copies of my appeal have been sent to you, President Obama, Secretary Vilsack, Governor Herbert, Regional Forester Rasure, Forester Supervisor Whittekiend; Rangers Sanchez and Schuler; Senators Hatch, Lee, McConnell and Reid; House Members Bishop, Boener and Pelosi; and others.  Another copy is enclosed for your easy reference.
 
In my appeal, I wrote:
 
"Please withdraw the decision for the Wasatch-Cache National Forest Plan Revision and request Regional Forester Jack Troyer (Nora Rasure) work with Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (Gary Herbert) on reconciling discrepancies between roads and roadless areas and answering my 1997 and 1998 suggestions on forest roads and road densities.  Chief Dale Bosworth (Tom Tidwell) should do the same with the Governors of Idaho and Wyoming.  He is (You are) the responsible official for the USDA Forest Service since these states each involve two regions."
 
Also enclosed, for your information, is a copy of "Roadless ruckus - - By Cat Urbigkit, Sublette Examiner, Thursday, April 29, 2004" and a copy of a May 7, 2004 letter from former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, personally thanking "Jim Trenholm, Cat Urbigkit, the Sublette Examiner and Harriet Hageman for helping set the record straight."  He wrote, "I write this letter to remove any doubt about my position on the Roadless Rules and Regulations and ongoing litigation on this subject."
 
As a former part time EEO Counselor/Mediator for the Forest Service, it seems to me that the federal government will have to give up its Roadless Rule position and the State of Utah will have to give up on its Transfer of Public Lands Act position in order for negotiation/mediation to take place.  Litigation should never happen.
 
My long time friend, Joel Frandsen, Forest Service retiree and retired Utah State Forester died this past weekend.  Joel was Cottonwood District Ranger when I first came to the Boise National Forest forty-six years ago and spent his entire Forest Service career in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.  He later retired again from his position as Utah State Forester.   During his time with the State of Utah, he spent many hours representing the National Association of State Foresters and Smokey Bear.
 
Perhaps the National Association of State Foresters and Smokey Bear could help us in our relationship with the State of Utah.
 
"My prayers are with you in "Caring for the Land and Serving People."  Also in "Building Relationships and Managing Conflict."
 
Peace and Understanding,
 
 
 
Jim Trenholm
The Stewardship Group
4531 South 1675 West
Roy, UT 84067
801-731-4817
 
 
 
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Sent: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 2:30 pm
Subject: Future of Mantua-area public lands stirs debate - By LEIA LARSEN, STANDARD EXAMINER, 11/06/14

Good Afternoon Ranger Robert,
 
Great article by Leia Larsen in this morning's Standard Examiner.  It helped to refresh some past memories.  It seem to me that if you authorized this route, it would no longer be "unauthorized."
 
The attached should be of interest.  I have not read it yet.
 
Peace and Understanding,
 
Jim, 801-731-4817
 
 
 
 
On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Jim Trenholm (jktrenholm@aol.com) wrote:
 
 
 
Good Morning Juan,
 
Great article by Doug Robinson in this morning's Deseret News.  I know a lot about you and I like what I read and everything I have heard from you by phone or email.  Shortly after the election, we need to spend some time together.
 
I have a younger sister, started first grade and graduated from high school in the same building in Glendo, Wyoming.  Prior to first grade, it was just my father, mother, sister and me on the ranch.  My college career started in agriculture at the University of Wyoming in 1951 and ended with the GI bill and an engineering degree in 1959.
 
My Forest Service career spanned 34 years on the Bighorn NF in Wyoming, San Isabel NF (Colorado), Boise NF (Idaho) and regional offices in Denver and Ogden.
 
Glenn Bradley was Idaho City District Ranger when I was forest engineer on the Boise NF over 40 years ago.  His father was also a district ranger.  Glenn retired as a forest supervisor on the Modoc NF in the late 80's and lives on a farm near Gooding, ID.
 
Karen and I have four daughters.  Our youngest daughter, Dana, and her husband, Chad, are both Oregon State University graduates.  She has three sons and a daughter.  Her three sons were all at OSU last year.
 
Her oldest son, Holden, an OSU civil engineering graduate, just completed "Left Shoulder Across America" in 127 days.  Please check him out (holdenrennaker.blogspot.com) and let's talk.
 
Peace and Understanding,
 
Jim, 801-731-4817
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sent: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 8:44 am
Subject: BLM protester dies from fall on cross-country horseback ride -- By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News 10/28/14
Good Morning Glenn:
 
Sad news that your long ago Nevada acquaintance, Grant Gerber, died from a fall when "his horse stumbled in Russell, Kansas, on a prairie dog's pothole, and the two went down together."
 
Although I never met Grant, but visited with him several times by phone during the South Canyon Road controversy.  My name was on the shovel statue in Elko.
 
I delivered the mail to Ranger Robert yesterday and had a nice conversation with him.
 
My Ray Ring plaudits are limited to his Roadless Rule, High Country News cover story.  We had some good conversation during his research for the story.  Otherwise, my knowledge is pretty limited.
 
Holden (holdenrennaker.blogspot.com) crossed into New Jersey yesterday on his cross-country run.  His parents, Dana and Chad, brothers Quinn and Hudson, and sister Kali, will be there when he reaches the Atlantic.
 
We will celebrate with them in Oregon during Thanksgiving.
 
And a great Thanksgiving to you and Carolyn!
 
Jim
 
 
 
 
 
 
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From: Trenholm <jktrenholm@aol.com>
To: rfsanchez <rfsanchez@fs.fed.us>
Sent: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:41 am
Subject: Fwd: "We tell the truth, obey the law, admit mistakes and not cover them up." - - Jack Ward Thomas
Good Morning Robert,
 
Thank you for your "Dear Interested Party" letter of September 15.  As I understand it, today is the last day you will be accepting comments.
 
If you have not already done so, you may wish to read Ray Ring's Roadless Rule cover story in the High Country News several years ago.  In the last issue, Paul Larmer, executive director/publisher, and Jodi Peterson, managing editor, for the staff wrote:  "Goodbye, Ray Ring -- sort of -- This man of incredible endurance and energy -- who worked weekends and nights to get every detail just right -- certainly deserves a break."  I agree.
 
I will drop by your office today and leave a hard copy of the letter I wrote to Tom, Nora and Dave, with all its enclosures, in order that you will have the same information.  Let's not plan on meeting and exploring options until after the election.
 
Peace and Understanding,
 
Jim, 801-731-4817
 
 
 
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Sent: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 8:09 am
Subject: "We tell the truth, obey the law, admit mistakes and not cover them up." - - Jack Ward Thomas
Tom Tidwell, Chief
Forest Service, USDA
Sidney R. Yates Federal Building
201 14th St, SW
Washington, DC 20024
 
Nora Rasure, Regional Forester
Intermountain Region, Forest Service
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
 
Dave Whittekiend, Forest Supervisor
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
 
Dear Tom, Nora and Dave,
 
When Jack Ward Thomas became Chief of the Forest Service, he said, "We tell the truth, obey the law, admit mistakes and not cover them up."
 
Jack retired long before the Clinton/Gore Administration imposed the 2001 Roadless Rule on the American people.  The 2001 Roadless Rule was a huge mistake that essentially eliminated active forest management on half of our National Forest System lands in the Intermountain Region.
 
"The Transfer of Public Lands Act gives the federal government until Dec. 31 to cede title to its lands or risk a lawsuit.  Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Prove, said the deadline - - which will come and go without the lawsuit being filed - - was intended as a goal for the state to work forward and as a negotiating tool."
 
Enclosed is a copy of my September 24 letter to President Obama, Governor Herbert and Secretary Vilsack, with its enclosures including Ranger Robert Sanchez's September 15 letter seeking comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Ogden Ranger District Travel Plan Revision Project.  My September 24 letter connects all links in the chain of command from President Obama to Ranger Sanchez.  It also provides the negotiating tools necessary to negotiate out all, or almost all. of the four million acres of so called roadless areas on NFS lands in Utah.
 
Please work together and with President Obama, Governor Herbert and Secretary Vilsack to restore function to the Forest Service and its mission, "Caring for the Land and Serving People."  If you are able to gain and share the knowledge that Ray Ring (senior editor, High Country News) has of the 2001 Roadless Rule, President Obama may wish to use his executive authority to make right this wrongdoing. 
 
Peace and Understanding,
 
 
 
Jim Trenholm
The Stewardship Group
4531 South 1675 West
Roy, Utah 84067
801-731-4817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






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