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Andrus Center for Public Policy

The Andrus Center for Public Policy advances the legacy issues of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus — wise use of our environmental resources and public lands, ensuring our children enter the classroom ready to learn, and cultivating leadership from all segments of our society. The Andrus Center provides a nationally respected forum for addressing vital public policy issues of our time.

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Our well-attended events highlight independent, nonpartisan engagement on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West, and the United States.

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Upcoming Events

2024 John Freemuth Student Congress

Application deadline March 4, 2024

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2024 John Freemuth Student Congress October 7 – 10, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV. The Congress will focus on public lands policy issues associated with the transition to renewable energy. Select college and university students from across the country will examine renewable energy development on public land through field work and policy discussions.

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2024 Environmental ConferenceEnergy sources

This year’s conference will focus on navigating challenges and seizing opportunities in energy transitions on public lands across the West.  “The Emerging Energy Transition: Risks and Opportunities for Western Public Lands” will be held in-person on Tuesday, April 16th at Boise State University Student Union building.

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Young Women and Leadership Conference

Students attending YWLC