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John Freemuth Profile

John Freemuth

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Cecil Andrus Professor of Environment and Public Lands
School of Public Service

Phone Number: (208) 426-3931
Office: ERB 5137

Research Areas

  • Science/Public Policy Interface

John Freemuth is Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Cecil Andrus Endowed Chair of Environment and Public Lands at Boise State University. His primary interest is with the public lands of the United States and has written a number of books and articles and given over 100 presentations on our public lands. He chaired the Science Advisory Board of the Bureau of Land Management, after being appointed by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. He is principal investigator on a grant from the United States Geological Survey, and with the Andrus Center is working on a grant from the Bureau of Land Management on policy issues surrounding BLM in Idaho. He has been a high school teacher, and seasonal park ranger. While a ranger, at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area he wrote “Wanderer for Beauty: Everett Ruess in the Glen Canyon Area”, a park interpretive handout and is glad Everett has yet to be found. He has a BA from Pomona College and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He was also named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching /CAES of Professor of the Year for Idaho for 2001.


Collaboration interests include the science/policy interfac

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