20170319 Andrus Press ReleaseA full-day conference sponsored by the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University will look at current federal management practices, the various voices in support and dissent, and potential stakeholder collaboration toward forward-looking best practices designed to manage, protect, and preserve our public lands for the generations to follow.   

The conference will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom, Boise State Student Union. Cost is $50 per person.

Notable speakers include Congressman  Mike Simpson, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.  County Commissioners Gordon Cruikshank, Terry Kramer, and Tom Lamar will discuss local perspectives on public lands and two panels will focus on collaborative success - one featuring The Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership and the other focused on the confluence of conservation and recreation. 

The $50 registration fee includes lunch and a reception.  The reception will offer attendees the opportunity to meet many of the presenters and to learn more about the work of groups such as Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Outfitters and Guide Association, The Wilderness Society, Advocates for the West, and more.

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For more information and to register, visit andruscenter.org.

Beyond the White Clouds: Behind the Scenes

Monday, March 27, 2017 

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 


The success of the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness initiative is a testament to the collaboration of many individuals and organizations. Idaho Public Television and Outdoor Idaho documented the incredible 50-year journey in a cinematic-worthy one hour feature that premiered in December of 2016.

On March 27, Idaho Public Television and Boise State's School of Public Service will present a very special evening with Outdoor Idaho host Bruce Reichert and panelists Governor Andrus, Congressman Mike Simpson, Reporter Rocky Barker, and Rick Johnson of the Idaho Conservation League. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period moderated by Andrus Center Executive Director John Freemuth.

This free event is the perfect complement to the next day's public lands symposium.  Registration is requested for planning purposes.  For more information and to register visit andruscenter.org