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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, proper funding of education for our children and the cultivation of 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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Andrus Scholars Class of 2021

The Andrus Scholars Program awards scholarships each year to outstanding Boise State University students focused on environmental studies and provides summer internships at federal, state, non-profit, and other mission centered business enterprises that provide meaningful work experience to enhance learning and skill development.

Accepting applications for 2022 soon!

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Save the Date - Nov. 10

Climate Change: Impacts on Public Lands

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Andrus Center partnered with the Public Lands Foundation to host a conversation on climate change and the public lands on November 10, 2021.

The unique panel discussion was moderated by June Shoemaker, BLM Idaho State Director and was broadcast live to Facebook and Youtube from Boise State University. The panelists joining the discussion were BSU Professor Jen Pierce, UC Berkeley Professor Steven Beissinger, TRCP’s Center for Public Lands Director Madeleine West, and National Interagency Fire Center Director Grant Beebe.

The Andrus Center hopes to partner with organizations even more in the coming year on relevant environmental topics.

View the Climate Change Panel Discussion video