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John Freemuth to speak at the Idaho Environmental Forum

John Freemuth

John Freemuth, Cecil D. Andrus endowed chair for environment and public lands and a university distinguished professor, will be a guest speaker at the Idaho Environmental Forum on Sept. 20, “Agency Reorganization and the Environment: Why You Should Care,” in Boise.

Freemuth, and fellow speaker Jim Caswell, chair of the National Association of Forest Service Retirees, will speak on the current proposal to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the western states, spreading Washington, D.C., employees to different locations and placing the official BLM headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Freemuth and Caswell will share their perspectives on current and past reorganization efforts and Freemuth reported on his appearance as a witness at a September hearing in Washington, D.C. where the House Committee on Natural Resources reviewed the proposed reorganization.

The forum will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in The Crystal Ballroom at the Hoff Building. 802 W. Bannock St.