Reasoned Approach to Wilderness
The Pine Forest Advisory Group was formed to eliminate three wilderness study areas in northern Humboldt County and to establish one protected wilderness for the benefit of the resource and the enjoyment of the public. Those areas not qualified for that designation were returned to multiple use or transferred to private ownership. Tom was a principle member of that group representing Humboldt County Board of Commissioners. That effort is now federal law and the cooperative method that made it happen has become a model for similar legislative processes throughout the country.